By Akpokona Omafuaire
WARRI—Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged graduates of Delta State University, Abraka, to pursue excellence everywhere they go, just as he promised to establish 20 graduates of agriculture in entrepreneurship in tandem with his SMART agenda.
The governor made the call yesterday during the 25th anniversary of the school and its 11th convocation, as he promised to continue to support the institution to achieve excellence.
Prof. Victor Peretomode, Vice Chancellor of the institution, in his address, thanked the governor for supporting the university as he called on the alumni of the school to contribute in its infrastructural development.
Highpoint of the ceremony was the conferment of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Clausa on HRM, Ovie R.L. Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro I, the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, HRM, the Asagba of Asaba and Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya.
The centenarian Olomu king, shortly after the conferment of the award instituted a life time endowment fund of N5 milliion for the best graduating students in Urhobo Language and Education.
The Ohworode thanks the University for considering him worthy of the award and promised to continue to support them.
Prince Godwin Ogbon, Head of the Ohworode Royal family congratulated the Ohworode and thanked the state government and the University for the honour done to Ohworode.
HRM AVM. Ochuko Ararile, Avwaeke I, the Ovie of Umiagwa-Abraka meanwhile, hosted the Ohworode of Olomu and all the kings at his palace.