Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, on his first-class (PhD) honours in Management Science at the University of Cambridge, England.
In a letter he personally signed on Tuesday, Obasanjo said he was happy for Mr Ibrahim’s taste for knowledge, which had finally earned him a PhD.
Obasanjo said he was not surprised, describing Ibrahim as one with thirst for knowledge and appetite for scholarship.
The former president said he was optimistic that Ibrahim would continue to break new grounds of knowledge for the service of humanity.
“I receive the good news of your Easter term 2020 progress rating which is excellent from the Cambridge University,” he wrote.
“This has not come as a surprise to me, given your brilliance, thirst for knowledge and a large appetite for scholarship.
“It is a remarkable feat, a source of immense happiness for me and I believe it is so for many of your friends
“I salute your resourcefulness, resilience, grits and genius. I am optimistic that you will continue to break more grounds In your committed quest for new vistas of knowledge in the service of humanity and keep the flag of scholarship and literary productivity flying,” Obasanjo said.
The Caretaker Chairman, Okitipupa Local Government Area, where Ibrahim hailed from, Abayomi Adesanya, also congratulated him on the honour.
“As a worthy son of Ikaleland, a good representative of Ondo State and good ambassador of Nigeria, on behalf of the good people of Ikaleland and the state at large, I congratulate your well-deserved honour,” Mr Adesanya said.
Ibrahim told NAN that he was honoured by Obasanjo’s congratulatory letter.
In March, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, laid the foundation of the University of Fortunes owned by Ibrahim in his hometown in Igbotako, Okitipupa LGA.