By Ismaila Akanji, IbadanÂ
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has been nominated for the Alumnus of the Year Award by the University of Ibadan Alumni Association.Â
A statement co-signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Award Planning Committee, Dr. E.O Adewoye and Mr. Temidire Olumoyegun also said the event which is expected to hold on June 11 will have in attendance the crÃ¨me of the Nigerien society.Â
On how the association arrived at the choice, the duo wrote, â€œSince leaving the University, he (Odigie-Oyegun) has worked in the Nigerian public service and has greatly contributed to the growth of the nation.Â
â€œThough disarmingly humble, the revered septuagenarian has continued to put his footprints on the sands of time. Moulded like the Old Roman General â€˜He came, he saw and he is still conqueringâ€™.Â
â€œIn appreciation of his service to our dear Nation and for truly identifying with the aspiration and goals of our University and Alumni Association, we are indeed proud to present him as our Alumnus of the Year 2015. The elaborate ceremony in appreciation of this imitable administrator is scheduled to take place on the 11th June, 2016 in Ibadan.â€Â
On Saturday, June 11, 2016, the University of Ibadan Alumni Association will confer the 2015 Alumnus of the Year Award – the Association’s highest honour â€“ on one of the institutionâ€™s outstanding graduates, His Excellency, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and first Executive Governor of Edo State.