Abiodun Congratulates Nigeria's Football legend, Odegbami On Conferment Of Doctorate Degree - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, February 13, 2023

Abiodun Congratulates Nigeria's Football legend, Odegbami On Conferment Of Doctorate Degree

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has congratulated a former Nigeria's football international, Segun Odegbami, for being awarded with the Doctorate Degree (Honour Causa) of the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE).

The governor, in a congratulatory statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, on Monday, described the honour of Odegbami as a well-deserved one

He noted that the former winger of the country's national football team has not only written his name in gold as a successful footballer, but as a seasoned sports administrator who has exposed many football and sports talents to the limelight.

Abiodun, who further described Odegbami as one of the finest players of the round leather game of his golden generation, said that as a world class player, he has been a source of inspiration to many within and outside the country.

While saying that the choice of Odegbami for the honour by the Senate of FUOYE is therefore informed, merited and commendable, the governor expressed confidence that honourary degree would further spur the recipient to do more, in terms of football management and  sustainable sports development generally.

He, however, hoped that other universities would follow suit and honour one of the greatest footballers and sports personalities Nigeria has produced.

"I want to on behalf of the people of Ogun State, to felicitate one of Nigeria's soccer legends and illustrious sons of Ogun, Chief Segun Odegbami, for being confered with the honourary doctorate degree of the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE).

"This is honour well deserved by this proud son of Ogun, seasoned sports administrator, writer, and talent discoverer, whose leadership and administrative acumen have contributed positively to growth and development of sports in Nigeria

"As FUOYE is honouring Chief Odegbami with its honourary doctorate degree I have a firm belief that the honour will spur him to do more sports development in the country. We, in Ogun State, are proud of his track records and achievements, both on and off the football pitch.

"It is my sincere hope that this honour will bring in more accolades on this footballer, whose mesmerizing dibbles and mercurial skills left his opponents awed, during his playing years", Abiodun was quoted to have stated in the statement concluded

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