PHOTOS: Fountain University Confers Honorary Doctorate Degree On Air Marshal Oladayo Amao—–The Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State has conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration on the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao for effectively steering the affairs of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
The CAS was among the four eminent personalities that received the honorary doctorate award during the Institution’s 12th Convocation ceremony held recently.
Speaking at the Convocation ceremony, the VC stated that the conferment of honorary doctorate degree on Air Marshal Amao, was in recognition of his performance and achievements since assumption of office in 2021. “We (Fountain University) have followed with keen admiration the leadership quality of your Excellency which motivated us to enter partnership with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Kaduna since 2021,” the VC noted.
He described Air Marshal Amao as a team leader and player whose vision for a motivated Air Force are reflected in the series of innovative ideas. The injection of a new spirit of service and dedication, improvement of human and infrastructural development, establishment of Directorate of Veterans, restoration of significant peace in the embattled North East were witnessed in the NAF under Air Marshal Amao’s reign as CAS.
He added that the proactive leadership style of the CAS in ensuring the rearmament of the NAF by the Federal Government have all been reflected in the successes recorded in theatres of operation across the country.
The VC further explained that the CAS achieved new level of excellence injecting new vigour in running AFIT with which the Fountain University already has actionable Memorandum-of- Understanding.
“It was in consideration of the foregoing, and particularly, Air Marshal Amao’s recognition of service to protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria as well as his fatherland that the Senate approved that he be awarded a doctorate degree in Public Administration (Honoris Causa), the VC added.