Crescent university sets to honour media guru
Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State is set to confer a honorary doctorate degree (DSc honoris causa) on United Kingdom (UK) based Islam Channel, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammed Ali at its ninth convocation, which holds on October 14.
According to a statement made public by the university which was founded by the former Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Judge Bola Ajibola in June 2005, stated that Ali would be conferred a DSc in Mass Communication in recognition of his positive contributions to free press and media industry.
Ali founded the Islam Channel in 2004 and is credited for organising the first Global Peace and Unity event in 2005, which now attracts over 50,000 members of the public.
Past recipients of the university’s honours include Africa’s richest businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, former Nigerian President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Shagari, Chairman Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko and an All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain and philanthropist, Sir Kensington Adebutu.