The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) would on Tuesday graduate 3, 222 students with 112 of them bagging First Class honours.
Prof. Kolawole Salako, the Vice Chancellor of the institution disclosed this during a press conference held at the school premises in Abeokuta on Monday.
Salako hinted that the 112 First Class graduate consisted of 54 male and 58 female students.
The vice chancellor stated that , during the convocation ceremony, the institution would confer honorary degree on President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina.
He said that, Adesina, a former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development would be conferred with the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa).
Others to be honoured alongside the AFDB President were two former Vice Chancellors of the institution, Prof. Julius Okojie and Prof. Israel Adu.
OgunToday reports that Prof. Okojie was a former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission. (NUC) while Prof. Adu is currently the National President of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science.
The VC said the recipients of the award had made immeasurable contributions to national development in the field of Agriculture.
“Our University considers it fit to honour an eminent citizen of Nigeria, and indeed the world with the Degree of Doctor of Science. The awardee is Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina.
He has been the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB); a post he has held since 2015. He was a Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria, prior to his appointment as AfDB President.
“Dr. Adesina is an intellectual giant and a scholar who has left indelible marks in the field of agriculture
“We are glad to associate with the awardees, who are proven men with immense knowledge, integrity and extensive reach. It is our hope that with these honours, the University will benefit from their rich, wide and wealth of experience,” he said.