Nigerian Defence Academy confers honorary doctorate degree on Akinwumi Adesina

05 Oct 2018
Financial Nigeria


The honorary degree was conferred on Adesina for his remarkable service to the country. 

President, African Development Bank, Akiwumi Adesina

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has conferred an honorary doctorate degree in Management Science on President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akiwumi Adesina. Besides Adesina, the NDA conferred honorary degrees on two other individuals for their remarkable services to the country, during the 29th convocation ceremony of the NDA on Thursday in Kaduna State.

The other two recipients were the Chairman of Oriental Energy, Muhammadu Indimi, and retired Lieutenant General Chikadibia Obiakor, who retired in 2011 as the highest-ranking Nigerian soldier to serve at the United Nations. He served as the Military Adviser to the then-UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on peacekeeping operations.

“The honorary recipients are exemplary Nigerian ambassadors who have made indelible impacts in and outside the country,” said Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, Commandant of the Academy.

In a statement released on Friday by the AfDB, Adesina said, “The Nigerian Defence Academy is an exceptional symbol of Nigeria’s strength and unity. Its world-class military and academic rigor has produced and continues to produce some of Nigeria’s best, brightest, and finest.”

Established in 1964, the NDA serves as the country’s leading military and academic institution. The 2018 convocation ceremony had 1,562 graduates, including cadets of the 66th Regular Course and post-graduate students.

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