High Chief Dr. Napoleon Onyechi (Oba Odezuligbo Abagana) has been awarded a honourary doctorate degree in Public Health Management from IRSBACCOM UNIVERSITY, Parakou, Benin Republic.
Onyechi, who is the Chief Executive Officer and President of West Lake Pharmacy Inc, Florida U.S.A, received the award in a ceremony attended by family, friends and associates in Abuja.
Speaking after receiving the award, the high chief, who expressed gratitude to Irsbaccom University for recognising his little contributions to his community, attributed his success to God.
Elated Onyechi said, ”It is interesting that you have assessed my contributions in service to my community and humanity, and found it worthy of this award and recognition.
”It is indeed interesting that I am honoured in an area where I got into by divine providence, and so I hereby pledge that you will never regret this honour done to me.”
Earlier Dr Muntari Malumfashi, Chairman/CEO of Variety Prosec Nigeria Limited, a security consulting company, described Onyechi as a philanthropist and a man bereft of religious and tribal sentiments.
He listed Onyechi’s philanthropic gestures to include provision of borehole water to many parts of Abagana in Anambra State.
According to him, Onyechi has also provided portable drinking water in the community’s police station, St Peters Anglican Church and Obiagu village square.
“He also recently furnished the Abagana Secretariat,” Malumfashi said.
He said the philanthropist had helped countless number of people to start businesses, paid tuition fees of numerous people and donated generously towards many charity events.
”Iam very glad that I nominated him for this award quietly and strictly confidential, until the university gave the approval,” he added.
In his remarks, Chief Registrar of Irsbaccom University, Dr Tasie Daniels, said that the institution conferred the degree on Onyechi after receiving the nomination, which led to a very thorough verification and authentication on the awardee and found him well deserving and qualified for the award.
Friends, family and associates who attended the ceremony poured encomiums on the awardee.