In recognition of his contribution to Sports Journalism and pioneering Sports Radio in Africa, Chairman of Sports Radio, 88.9 Brila Fm, Dr. Larry Izamoje has been conferred with a Doctorate Degree in Information technology by Salem University.
In his address during the ceremony, the Chancellor of Salem University, Archbishop Sam Amaga said the renowned sports entrepreneur has served Nigeria with distinction in various capacities and equally at some of the most critical periods of its history.
“Today, your numerous achievements in sport journalism and public service ring a bells nationally and internationally”, Archbishop Amaga told the audience.
In the same vein, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joseph Adeola Fuwape, speaking for the university council says the institution decided to confer the honour on Dr. Izamoje in “recognition of his numerous and meritorious contributions to the field of sports journalism in Nigeria”.
An elated Dr. Izamoje, when asked to comment on the award, describes it as something extraordinary, especially coming from an institution with a base in Christianity- a citadel of learning that benchmarks integrity, handwork and overall positive impact as key criteria in deciding who in the society decides special recognition.
The event was also graced by the Governor of Kogi state, Capt. Idris Wada and some members of his cabinet.