By Abdul Hassan
The Committee of Friends and Associates of Dr Danladi Bako, Co-Director, Strategic Communications, APC presidential campaign council, for bagging a Doctorate degree at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)reports that Bako is among the graduates to be robbed on Saturday at the Institution’s 42nd convocation ceremony and Diamond Jubilee graduating the 2018/2019 and 2020/2021 sets of graduands.
Bako, a veteran broadcast journalist and former Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission is among the 826 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduates.
He will be robbed at the ceremony and will be awarded a Doctorate degree in Development Communication which he completed in 2019.
But due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Academic Staff of Universities Union (ASUU) strike then, the authorities deferred the convocation ceremony to a later date, which will now take place on Saturday.
Among the honorary doctorate degree (Honoris causa) recipients will be the former Military Governor of Kano State, retired Col. Sani Bello and the current Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed.
Gov. Nasir El- Rufai of Kaduna State and Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Nuhu Bamalli are Chairman of the occasion and Father or the day, respectively.
A statement from Bashir Rabe-Mani, issued on behalf of the committee congratulated Bako, who is also the Kogunan Sokoto and a former Sokoto State Commissioner for Information on the remarkable achievement.
Rabe-Mani said this was coming 45 years after Bako bagged his Bachelor’s degree in English in 1978 from the same institution. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani