The Joseph Ayo Babalola University, JABU, In Ikeji-Arakeji in Osun State on Friday, January 17, 2020, honoured some select Nigerian achievers during its 10th convocation ceremony.
One of the celebrated recipients on the occasion is Dr. Emmanuel Aderemi Awode, Chairman/CEO of Chemstar Group. Chemstar Group is the maker of the popular Finecoat and Shield brands of paint products.
Other important personalities honoured alongside Awode include Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State; Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State; Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa, and others.
Dr. Awode was the centre of attraction at the events as he won a long standing ovation from co-awardees, staff and even students while his citation containing groundbreaking achievements, honours and awards was being read before he was invited to the podium where he was robed and decorated amidst tributes by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Kola Sonaike, with Business Administration Honourary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) of the institution.
For the institution, Dr. Awode, arguably, is recognized as a businessman par excellence and humanitarian who leaves no one in doubt about his capacity to achieve and transfer success for the good of all.