Friends and family have honoured the former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Adeyemi Sabitu Ikuforiji on the attainment of two academic laurels, a law degree and a doctorate degree in Business Administration.
The law degree followed the completion of the University of Lagos law degree programme and the call to the bar in Abuja on Wednesday.
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Leadership was obtained from the Liverpool Business School, John Moores University, Liverpool, England.
“You can only imagine how happy I am right now. There is nothing you can’t achieve once you set your eyes on it and you inculcate the necessary discipline. I thank my family and everyone for their support and encouragement”, he said at the reception.
“The doctorate took me over five years to complete due to the exigencies of my former office and the nature of my research”, he said.
Speaking at the event, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila commended Ikuforiji for aspiring to acquire more knowledge and enhance self-development.
The Speaker who was represented by Hon Wale Raji said: “I want to felicitate with you. I remember when you were shuttling between Lagos, UK and Abuja and you were complaining of the busy schedule and I asked who sent you? Are you not the one that wants to seek more knowledge?
“I want to appreciate your commitment for self-development, you have done so much in your various endeavors as a banker, businessman and as a politician and you became the longest serving Speaker in Lagos House of Assembly.”
Dignitaries present at the ceremony include Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Senator Solomon Olamilekan, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Chief Mrs Kemi Nelson, members of the Lagos State caucus in the House of Representatives, among many others.