Dame Patience Jonathan Bags Honorary Doctorate Degree in Absentia

It is yet another feather to the cap of Nigeria’s first lady, Patience Jonathan as she was awarded another doctorate degree during the weekend by the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka. The First Lady, who is presently out of the country, had the award received on her behalf by the minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina.

The award, which was dedicated to Nigerian women, it was said, would strengthen the First Lady’s commitment to Nigerian women through her non-governmental organisation and other services. The First Lady also pledged to support the state in the task of building the university.

According to statement read on her behalf, she said “Let me assure you that this award has further strengthened my commitment to give the Nigerian women and you the basic knowledge through my NGO, the Women for Change and Development Initiative… Let me, on behalf of my co-awardees, thank the Governor and the university authorities for the award. I promise to be a good ambassador of the university.” the first lady said.

The co-ordinating minister for the Economy and the minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was also awarded a doctorate degree alongside the first lady.


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