Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) on the 23rd of April, 2021 conferred the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele with an honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) in Agripreneurship.
Emefiele was among the five dignitaries conferred with honorary doctorate degrees by the University in recognition of their outstanding contributions in various spheres of human endeavor.
According to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Anande Richard Kimbir, he was being conferred with the degree, for his leadership role at the Bank, which had continued to work to diversify Nigeria’s largely based mono-economy into agriculture as well as support small-holder farmers.
The Vice Chancellor noted that the effort of the CBN, led by Emefiele, had contributed largely to the return of agricultural pyramids across the country, adding that Emefiele and his team at the Bank had also helped Nigeria to navigate her way out of two recessions in record time.
Other dignitaries awarded honorary doctoral at the convocation ceremony were Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC); Timipre Sylva, the Minister of state for Petroleum; Vice-Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd), an agro-industrialist; and Mallam Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).