The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has applauded the “good work” of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who arrived the ancient northern city on Friday.
The Vice President had arrived the state ahead of the two-day maiden convocation ceremony of the Sokoto State University, where he is expected to deliver the Convocation Lecture on Friday.
Prof. Osinbajo, SAN, making his 5th historic visit to the state as the Vice President, was received on his arrival at Sultan Abubakar III International Airport by Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
Governor Tambuwal, joined by members of his cabinet to usher Prof. Osinbajo in to the state, said in his remark, “Welcome home to your people.”
From the airport, Governor Tanbuwal in a convoy of cars, led Vice President Osinbajo to the palace of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, shere he was accorded a heroic welcome.
The Sultan, who, with a warm embrace, received Vice President Osinbajo to his palace, lauded him for his “good work,” saying, “The VP is here because he loves what he is doing for the development of the country.
“I thank you for all that you have been doing, reaching out to everybody. We thank you for honouring our invitation.
The two-day convocation ceremony of the University of Sokoto is holding under the chairmanship of the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammad Bashar.
The Convocation Lecture is to be delivered by Vice President Osinbajo on Friday at the university amphitheatre, while the award of bachelor’s degree, honorary doctorate degree and investiture of the university Chancellor comes up at same venue on Saturday.
Professor Sani Dangoggo, the Vice Chancellor of Sokoto State University, had, at an earlier press briefing for the combined first, second and third convocationm disclosed 1,473 from the university’s three faculties of arts and social science, education and science, would be awarded bachelor’s degree.
He added that 36 graduate had first class degree, with seven in 2016/17, 18 in 2017/18 and 11 in 2018/2019 sessions respectively.