THE Africa Rice Advocacy Platform (ARAP) has commended the Kwara State University (KWASU) for conferring an honorary doctorate degree in Public Administration on former Ghanaian President John Kufuor.
Alhaji Raufu Lawal, the ARAP Secretary General, who spoke on behalf of the foundation, said on Wednesday in Ilorin that Kufuor was not only a visionary leader but a Pan-Africanist.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that KWASU honoured Kufuor with the honorary award on Tuesday at the institution’s premises, alongside a local musician, Aminu Jaiyegbade.
“The man Kufuor deserves this honour. He came to Nigeria with his foundation (John Kufuor Foundation) to re-organise and strengthen Nigeria rice stakeholders.
“He has also gone beyond Nigeria to create ARAP which comprises 15 African countries.
“The objectives of the platform Kufuor created is to make Africa self-sufficient in rice production and for Africa to stop the importation of rice into the continent.
“So, what we are witnessing now is KWASU’s ability to see beyond and honour a man who is not only a visionary leader but a Pan-Africanist.
“He is not only for Ghana, but Africa as a whole,’’ Lawal said.
– Nov. 28, 2018 @ 17:55 GMT |