Today, Saturday, 4th November, 2017, at the University Convocation Ground, The Chairman of Innoson Group of Companies, Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma OFR has been conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology (D.Tech. Honoris Causa) by the Chancellor, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Joda, CFR.
The conferment which took place at the University Convocation Ground was witnessed by many dignitaries from all walks of life which includes; His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who was ably represented, Fmr President Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR, His Excellency, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, Executive Secretary, National University Commission, Dr. Emmanuel O. Egbogah, President& Chairman, Board of Trustees, Bells University etc.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Chukwuma whose latest Honorary, Degree of Doctorate conferment is his 8th Honorary Doctorate Degree admonished the students to always work hard and be determined in their pursuit of purpose. “Today, as I accept this honor, I want to encourage our young ones and university students that hard work and determination pays. Let your certificate not replace the place of hard work and determination”.
According to University Council and Senate, the conferment of the Honour to Innoson is in recognition of his immense contribution to the development of automobile industry in Nigeria.
Innoson through his company, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Ltd, established the first indigenous Vehicle Manufacturing Company in Nigeria. Today Innoson brand of vehicles is being sold not just in Nigeria but across the African continent.