Technocrat Media Nigeria
COTONOU – The lawmaker representing Owo Constituency 2 at the Ondo state House of Assembly and President of the West African Union University, WAUU, Cotonou, Dr. Bishop Olayemi Adeyemi last weekend was installed as Jakada of Lokossa in the Republic of Benin.
Performing the turbaning of the lawmaker, King Abdou Nouhou III of Lokossa described Dr. Adeyemi as a pillar of education in the West African region by using his academic prowess to set up a world-class University like WAUU in the Republic of Benin.
According to SUNSHINE TRUTH, the chieftaincy title conferment ceremony was performed by Lokossa Emir who was assisted by another frontline monarch from Nigeria, Emir of Machina from Yobe state, HRM Alhaji Bashir Albishir Bukar, and with the due permission of the paramount ruler of Owo where Dr. Adeyemi hails from, the Olowo of Owo Kingdom from Nigeria, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III who himself witnessed the historic ceremony.
According to King Abdou Nouhou, Jakada chieftancy simply means “The Ambassador of Knowledge”.
The Lokossa monarch explained that the community was already partnering the Founder to have a befitting permanent site for WAUU at his domain.
Commenting on the conferment of the title on one of the illustrious sons of Owo Kingdom, the Olowo, Oba Ogunoye expressed deep delight that Dr Adeyemi was not only doing well as a member of the state Assembly, but even as a university’s founder which earned the honour at Lokossa Kingdom.
Oba Ogunoye also commended the plans by Dr. Adeyemi of establishing another fully accredited University in Owo which is underway.
The new Jakada of Lokossa, Dr. Adeyemi said the honor would spur him to do more in the area of ensuring that WAUU provides the best university education for the African sub-region.
Dr. Adeyemi noted that he feels fulfilling that he was honored in another land in the presence and with endorsement of his traditional ruler, Oba Ogunoye.
The ceremony was held alongside the 3rd and 4th convocation of the West African Union University (WAUU) that graduated 446 students with two first-class honors.
A ceremony that was witnessed by eminent personalities from the Benin Republic, Ghana, and Nigeria include the Human Rights Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, High Chiefs from Owo kingdom and APC chieftancies
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