The chairman, Zenith Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Jim Ovia made a sensitive promise when he was conferred with an honorary doctoral degree in his acceptance speech during the 47th convocation ceremony of the University;It was to uphold the standards of the UNN.Here is some of what he said;
”I am truly honoured and humbled to accept this honorary doctoral degree from the great Den of the Lions – the University of Nigeria, Nsukka – on this auspicious occasion of your 47th convocation ceremony. In this regard, I sincerely thank the Vice Chancellor, the Council and the Senate of this great and noble institution for bestowing on me this Honorary Doctoral Degree of Business Administration………..”
”As we move on after the ceremony, I will like for us to reflect on the fact that we are now saddled with the responsibility of holding up the reputation of this great institution, which we are all so proud to be associated with. A responsibility that will be guided by the mindset to seek truth, teach truth and preserve truth while endeavouring to restore the Dignity of Man.
”It is my great honour to be part of this event and to share this experience with you today as Super Lions and Super Lionesses of the University of Nigeria! This honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration, (Honoris Causa) is an award I will cherish. I am very grateful to the University of Nigeria for this recognition.”