By Michael Eboh
Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Akinsola Akinfemiwa, has been conferred with the University of Nigeria Alumni Associationâ€™s (UNAA) â€˜Life time Achievement Awardâ€™, The award, according to a statement by Skye Bank, is in recognition of his contributions to the growth of the institution and educational development in Nigeria.
Akinfemiwa graduated from UNN with second class upper division degree in Agricultural Economics in 1976.
It further stated that the award was to recognise and honour him for identifying both with the school and the alumni association in their quest to make teaching and learning more effective by lending a helping hand.
The statement reads, â€œHis passion for education is unparalled and has consistently championed this. Under his leadership, Skye Bank,Â which has as one its core values, education and youth development, has supported many institutions at various levels for development.
â€œSome of these initiatives of the bank under his leadership include provision of lecture theatre for the University of Jos, support for Obafemi Awolowo Universityâ€™s library project, renovation of Federal Government College, Birnin Kudu and financing of the construction of several econdary and tertiary schools.
â€œSome of the schools include Rainbow College, Lagos, Green Spring International School, Macdonald Memorial International School, Port Harcourt, Stella Maries School, Abuja, Premiere Academy, Abuja, among others.â€
The statement further noted that the bank recently made a donation to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife for the renovation of the universityâ€™s science building as well as doing same for the University of Jos as part of the bankâ€™s commitment to science education in Nigeria.