From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Prince Wilson Kingsley, has bagged a honorary doctorate degree in theology from the CITAS/Antioch Believers University.
The Voice reports that another resident of the state, Amaechi Stephen Ogbu, also received a doctorate degree in the same discipline for his philanthropic gestures over the years.
Speaking during the University’s 2023 Annual Convocation and Award ceremony in Lafia at the weekend, the Chancellor of the University, Prof. Patrick Eze, said the award was approved by the institution to recognise the outstanding qualities of citizens of the country.
Prof. Eze who was represented by the Northern Co-ordinator of the University, Dr. Grace Emmanuel, commended the awardees for positively impacting the society, while urging them to do more for the residents.
“CITAS has come a long way, offering theological and secular education to men and women across the globe with grace impartation.
“The awardees were found worthy of the honorary doctorate having considered their spirituality, excellence and laudable impacts that have touched the lives of many Nigerians positively in their daily endeavours,” the Chancellor added.
In their acceptance speeches, the awardees, Prince Wilson Kingsley and Amaechi Stephen Ogbu, both thanked the University for honouring them with the awards.
They vowed to justify the confidence reposed in them, while promising to continue to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the society.
Earlier, Chairman of the occasion, Justice Simon Aboki, acknowledged the hard work, dedication and discipline shown by the awardees to have earned the recognition of the University.
He, therefore, commended them on their achievement and charged the rest of the state’s citizens to follow in their footsteps by accomplishing similar milestones in their own pursuits.