Eunisell GMD gets recognition
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State has conferred a honorary Doctor of Science degree on the Group Managing Director of Eunisell Limited, Chika Ikenga, for his contributions to humanity and economic development.
The businessman was honoured during the institution’s 10th convocation ceremony held at the institution.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Maduebibisi Iwe, was quoted in a statement as saying, “It’s an honour we expect should stimulate the recipients to partner more closely with our university and cause their success stories to rub on the development of agriculture, science and technology in our university.”
Ikenga, in his acceptance speech, was quoted as saying, “I believe in sustainable collaboration between the university and business circle. The synergy holds the key to unlocking relevant discoveries and solutions that will enhance the quality of life in diverse ways, aid the economy and boost national growth and development.”
The President, Major General Muhammad Buhari, (retd), who was represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, at the occasion, challenged universities of agriculture in the country to bridge the food insecurity gap and address the nation’s dependence on imported foods.