All is set for the Obafemi Awolowo University to confer her honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) on Chairman, Troyka Group, Biodun Shobanjo, at her 44th Convocation ceremonies today, December 14, 2019.
Sources at the University say the conferment of the honorary degree is in recognition of Shobanjo’s outstanding corporate achievements and unique contributions to the media and communications industry.
Prof Eyitope Ogunbadede, VC, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, describes the awardee as “humane social activist with proven passion for the development and promotion of the ideals. Qualities that qualify him as exemplary character and worthy to be celebrated.
Shobanjo’s outstanding business accomplishments, especially in Nigeria’s marketing communications industry have continued to earn him several awards both at home and across the world.
In 2018, he was conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Management of DAAR Communications for his remarkable contributions to the development of the Integrated Marketing Communications industry in Africa.
Still in that year, Shobanjo was recognized for his exceptional business accomplishments in repositioning Nigeria’s Integrated Marketing Communications industry, as well as his exemplary leadership skills, sound management and human resources development by the SIlverbird Group with the Extraordinary Business Achievement Award.