11th August, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to his in-law, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi who will clock 75 tomorrow and will be conferred with an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Maiduguri.
In a congratulatory letter to the celebrator, the President said: “It is with great joy that I write to congratulate you on your conferment with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) by the University of Maiduguri on a day that also coincides with your 75th Birthday.
“It is undoubtedly in recognition of your commitment as a son of Borno, and a conscientious philanthropist who has supported education as the sure pathway for the upliftment of his people towards a better life that such an award is bestowed on you.
“I join your family and friends across the breadth of our dear nation in celebrating this auspicious moment.
“It is my prayer that Almighty Allah keeps you in good health so that our nation continues to benefit from your deep compassion and service to humanity.
“Again, congratulations and Happy Birthday”.
The celebrator is the founder and chairman of of Oriental Energy Resources, a privately held Nigerian oil exploration and production company.
As of June 2021, his net worth was estimated at US$1.5 billion.
Last year December, Indimi who is renowned for philanthropy in Nigeria and overseas donated N2billion to UNIMAID to help in facilitating distant learning.
He also built a 1300-seater hall, commissioned by Buhari, for the university.