Ekweremadu appointed visiting professor at University of Lincoln

Nigeria Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has been appointed visiting professor of corporate governance and international linkages at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.

The appointment was conveyed in a letter dated May 26, 2022 and signed by the deputy vice chancellor of the university, Prof. Andrew Hunter.

Ekweremadu tweeted photos of the presentation of the appointment letter to him on Sunday in Abuja by the head of international, Lincoln Business School, Prof. David Rugara, on behalf of the pro-vice chancellor of the school, Dr Craig Marsh.

A statement by Ekweremadu’s spokesman Uche Anichukwu quoted Hunter as saying in the appointment letter, “I am delighted to inform you, on the recommendation of the Lincoln International Business School, that the Professorial Committee has agreed to confer on you the title of Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance and International Linkages from May 2022 to May 2025.

“A Visiting Professorship is one which is awarded to distinguished individual of recognised academic and/or professional standing, whose association with a department of the university will support its academic endeavor and provide the highest source of advice and wise counsel in that discipline.

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our academic community and thank you for your willingness to be associated with the University of Lincoln.”

Ekweremadu said he was proud to be associated with the varsity.

The five-term senator holds a doctorate degree in constitutional law. He taught constitutional law and labour law at his alma mater, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from 1991until 1997 when he joined active politics and was elected the pioneer chairman of Aninri Local Government Area.