By Technology Times Staff Reporter
Lagos. November 18, 2012: Mike Adenuga Jnr., Chairman, Globacom has been decorated with the Major Donor/Partner Award by the University of Lagos for his endowment of an entrepreneurial chair in the institution.
Rahamon Bello, Vice Chancellor, UNILAG, bestowed the award on him at the special presentation of Awards to donors and partners over the weekend and the formal launching of the UNILAG Donors’ Forum to mark the institution’s 50 Founders’ Anniversary.
Adenuga was recognised in the Gold category of the Awards.
In his citation read at the presentation, the Globacom Chairman was commended for his positive contributions and commitment to promoting scholarship and Academic Excellence in the institution through the endowment of a professorial chair of entrepreneurial studies.
“Your contributions have no doubt made a remarkable difference towards achieving our goal of being one of the world’s leading universities”, says Bello.
The VC commended Adenuga’s generosity in giving freely of his wealth and time toward the sustenance of UNILAG as a centre of excellence.
He notes that his contributions have stimulated great support for the university’s development efforts, calling on other public spirited individuals to emulate him.
“The infrastructural decay has been colossal, deriving from lack of adequate resources to maintain and replace facilities as at when due”, the VC adds.
Gladys Talabi, Executive Director, Legal Services, Globacom, thanked the University for the Honour saying that the business mogul is proud to identify with the goals and aspirations of UNILAG especially given the critical needs of the institution.
“The provision of quality education is central to the rapid development of our nation but government alone cannot do it. That is why we must all get involved”, she adds noting that Adenuga will continue to give of his resources and time to the development of the country and the well-being of the people.
In his remarks, Gamaliel Onasode, Chairman of the occasion and the Pro Chancellor of UNILAG, says that the ceremony was to celebrate and appreciate all donors and partners of the university.
“There can be no better legacy”, he says noting that donors can never be forgotten, given that their estates will still be interested in the affairs of UNILAG long after they are gone.