“Ondo Pillar of Education Award: AAUA VC, Prof. Olugbenga Ige is a shining light”

By: Ade Adeleke

Some of the good works that are being undertaken by the Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, AAUA, Ondo State, Nigeria, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, have started attracting encomium from the society and attracting Awards.

The latest of such honour is the conferment of an “Award of Ondo State Pillar of Education of the Year 2020” by The Hero Magazine International.

Prof. Ige was honoured alongside other distinguished personalities at the annual Ondo State Outstanding Leadership Award Platform courtesy of The Hero Magazine International held on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at the Dome International Event Centre, Akure.

The convener and Publisher of The Hero Magazine, Dr Sunday Akinbiola, while congratulating all awardees, described Prof Ige as a shining light for the education sector in the state.

Akinbiola said the award recipients were found worthy having distinguished themselves in their respective careers.

He said, “All our awardees for this 14th edition of award event were meritoriously selected. They are individuals who have made and still making positive impact on their immediate and extended environments. And with this honour done on them, they have become ambassadors of Ondo State.”

Responding to the award after he was decorated by the Deputy Governor of Ondo state, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Prof. Ige thanked the organizers for recognizing his modest efforts in the advancement of education in not only Ondo State, but also across Nigeria.

The VC assured that he would continue to lead AAUA in the right direction of setting the pace for others.