The Federal University Oye-Ekiti says it will honour the 86-year-old Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, who shielded about 262 Christians being chased by insurgents in his mosque, with a doctorate.
The institution said Abubakar, the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Felix Ajakaiye, and an American septuagenarian, Guy Garguilo, would all be honoured during its week-long convocation which kicks off on Monday.
Garguilo was a school principal who dedicated decades to teaching and moulding youngsters in Akoko, Ondo State.
FUOYE in a statement on Saturday said the honour was in recognition of the honourees’ selfless service to humanity, noting that they had genuinely dedicated their lives to serving the nation.
The statement read, “The trio of Imam Abubakar, Bishop Ajakaiye and Garguilo will be garlanded with FUOYE’s honorary doctorate degrees, with PhD in Peace Studies going to Abubakar, while both Ajakaiye and Garguilo would get the institution’s honourary PhDs in Public Administration.