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We'll Support Students To Excel, Says Pelican Estate Boss As He Bags Varsity Award

Pelican Valley Estate bossAdeyemo (right) 

By Adekunle Mariam,  Abeokuta

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a foremost real estate company in Nigeria, Pelican Valley Limited, Babatunde Adeyemo, has bagged a Doctorate Degree of the European-American University (EAU) Republic of Panama, pledging to support Nigerian students earn academic laurels in any discipline.

Adeyemo was awarded a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa (D. Sc. Hons), in Business Management and Corporate Governance, by the university at a ceremony held in Lagos on Saturday.

Elated Adeyemo said education remains the most important thing in life, pledging that Pelican Valley Estate, would support students to achieve their educational dream.

He urged the institution to avail itself of the conducive business environment of Ogun state and establish a campus in this part of Nigeria, pledging his readiness to facilitate land for building the campus in Ogun, which is reputed as the education capital of the country.

The European-American University is a global university without walls. It was established in 2003 to offer educational opportunities for adults who desire a more flexible alternative to the traditional university system. 

Today, the university boasts of over 20 affiliated campuses across Africa and Asia.

The EAU in its letter notifying the Pelican Valley boss of his being selected for honour in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the socioeconomic development of Ogun State and Nigeria in general, stated the 
honour was an acknowledgement of his business acumen and philanthropic gestures in the education sector.

The university described him as an exemplary leader who has brought unprecedented development to the real estate industry in Ogun.

It, however, explained that the award was part of its programmes to encourage excellence and knowledge, and contributions of respected and distinguished men and women worldwide.

"The degree is for those who have made outstanding contributions in Academics, Politics, Business, Public Administration, Governance, Religion, Community Peace and Development, Humanitarian Services, etc, in advancement of humanity in general.

"Your name has been recommended to us as one of such distinguished personalities to be conferred with this Doctorate Decree in Lagos-Nigeria, for Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa (D. Sc. Hons), in Business Management and Corporate Governance, in view of your outstanding achievements, contributions observed and strongly appreciated by those recommending you.
 
"The Honour is also in acknowledgement of your business acumen and philanthropic gestures in the education sector," the university submitted.

In his acceptance speech, Adeyemo commended the management of the university for the honour done him, declaring that he remained committed to the development of the real estate industry and the overall development of Nigeria's economy.
The real estate developer, who expressed delight at the award, described the laurel as a positive achievement in his career.

Adeyemo, who is also a journalist with over two decades of experience assured that he would continue to pursue the delivery of quality and affordable housing to Nigerians.
 
He disclosed that, his company, Pelican Valley, had delivered more than 250 affordable housing projects to Nigerians, thereby complementing both Federal and State governments' efforts at meeting the housing needs of Nigerians.

"This is a very positive movement in my career. This honour is a new challenge for me and already I am already preparing for the task ahead.

Adeyemo also urged other recipients of the awards of EAU to ensure that they organise an annual reunion, where they would come together and brainstorm on various socioeconomic challenges confronting the country with a view to finding lasting solutions.

Prominent Nigerians who had been honoured by the prestigious European American University includ Lt. Gen.Oladipo Diya (rtd); the former Governor of Sokoto State Dr. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamako; former Governor of Zamfara State, Dr. Mamud Aliyu Shinkafi; the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracle (MFM) Worldwide, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya; business mogul and philanthropist, Sir Kensington Adebutu and the MD/CEO, Lekki Gardens, Dr. Richard Nyong, among others.

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