Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka will on March 12, 2020 confer the Chairman/CEO of IVM Innoson group, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma with a Doctor of Industrial Engineering, Honoris Causa, during its 14th convocation ceremony.
This was contained in several tweets by the company on Wednesday.
In a letter personally addressed to the IVM Innoson Group Chairman by the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Prof. Charles Esimone, the Vice Chancellor stated that the “decision of Senate and Council is predicated on your enviable track record in the manufacturing sector of the Nigerian economy. Senate and Council noted that after your secondary school education you had intended to study engineering in the University, however while waiting for admission you fortuitously found yourself in the trading business for which you seemed to have flair, but the urge for engineering production never died in you.
“This, combined with your innate business acumen, eventually led to your founding of Innoson Nigeria Ltd with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM); Innoson Technical and Industrial Company Ltd; and General Tyres and Tubes Ltd; all four being manufacturing outfits, as subsidiaries, in furtherance of the Group’s vision of driving the Nigerian Economy Forward Through Industrialization.
“Today, the Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing is the only indigenous vehicle manufacturing company in Nigeria.
In the light of the foregoing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University is proud to confer on you its Honorary Doctor of Industrial Engineering degre.”
It added: “It must be noted that Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma OFR who is the Chancellor of Imo State University is a recipient of more than seven (7) doctorate degrees which includes; Honorary Doctor of Management Science from Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna; Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration (DBA) from Enugu State University of Science and Technology; Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) by University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) among others.”