Federal Varsity Lokoja honours philanthropist Adegoke

Dr. Samson Adewale Adegoke

The Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State has conferred a Doctor of Letters Degree (D. Litt) degree Honoris Causa on Dr. Samson Adewale Adegoke Maigida, an eminent Nigerian philanthropist, humanitarian, and founder cum benefactor of Maigida Charity Foundation.

The conferment which took place last weekend on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the 6th and 7th Convocation ceremony of the university, according to the university was in recognition of Dr. Samson Adewale Adegoke Maigida’s immense contributions to the growth and academic empowerment of the Nigerian youths. 

Hon Ayodeji Adegoke, Son : Dr Samson Adewale Adegoke Maigida, Honoraree : Mrs Folasade Adegoke, Wife and Mrs Ayo Adegoke Daughter in law at the conferment of Doctor of Letters Degree ( D Litt) Honoris Causa on Dr Samson Adewale Adegoke during the 6th and 7th Convocation ceremony of the Federal University Lokoja on Saturday 21st October 2023 in Lokoja Kogi State.

A statement made available to newsmen by Adegboyega Ogunosun, media consultant to the foundation, noted Dr Adegoke’s philanthropic activities and supports for public schools and development of education as well as his interventionist programmes in the health sector in Nigeria. 

The statement further confirmed that Dr Samson Adewale Adegoke Maigida had over the years committed himself through his Maigida Charity Foundation, to the development of the nation’s tertiary institutions through sole sponsorship of various physical projects in several institutions across the country. The foundation has also continued to grant full scholarships to several indigent students to study both within and outside the shores of Nigeria. 

Revealed the statement: “Dr Samson Adewale Adegoke through the Maigida Charity Foundation donated a Post Graduate e-library to the Nasarawa State University in Keffi and another Alumni e-library to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso Oyo State. He has also been generous in the areas of health, constructing a maternity ward in the Oyo State General Hospital in Ogbomoso and a model public hospital in Oko town all in Oyo State. While hundreds of Nigerian students are presently on his scholarships home and abroad “.

L – R : HRH Alh ( DR) Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idris, Chancellor, Federal University Lokoja ; Dr Samson Adewale Adegoke, Founder Maigida Charity Foundation and Honoraree Federal University Lokoja ; Prof. Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi, Vice Chancellor Federal University Lokoja and Dr. Rebecca Aimiohu Okojie, Registrar Federal University of Lokoja during the conferment of Doctor of Letters Degree (HONORIS CAUSA) on Dr Samson Adewale Adegoke at the 6th and 7th Convocation ceremony of the Federal University Lokoja on Saturday 21st October 2023 in Lokoja Kogi State

Dr Samson Adewale Adegoke Maigida recently received a huge commendation from the Oyo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC on his philanthropic gestures in the state.

He has also continued to receive accolades and awards from various institutions, organisations and groups. 

Others honored at the ceremony included Hon. James Abiodun Faleke of the Federal House of Representatives and Dr. Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.


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