13th August, 2010
Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) of Lagos State and the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu are expected to be the special guests of honour at the 6th council meeting/dinner and awards night of the University of Benin Alumni Association (UBAA) scheduled to hold tomorrow.
Awards will be given to members of UBAA who have distinguished themselves in their various professions or contributed to the development of the association.
Some of the awardees are the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele; the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Chief Toyin Coker; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Dr. (Mrs.) Titi Anibaba; Mr. Rotimi Oyekan and a renowned lawyer, Roland Okano, among others.
Speaking with P.M.NEWS, the General Secretary of UBAA, Lagos State chapter, Mr. Michael Aderemi Asiru, disclosed that prior to the awards night which holds tomorrow, the UBAA council meeting will hold, where all delegates within and outside the country confer to share ideas on issues affecting the association.
Chairman of the occasion is Pharmacist Anthony Akhimien while the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Godwin Oshodin, is the chief host.