In recognition of his sterling leadership qualities and humanitarian gestures, the Chartered Institute of Diplomacy and Management, on Friday 11th September, 2020 conferred its prestigious Fellowship Award on the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University, Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi SAN.
Professor Akanbi was honoured by the institute in a brief but impressive ceremony held in MBA School, KWASU, Ilorin. The occasion was witnessed by the Management of KWASU and top officials of the institute.
While admitting the legal luminary into the institute, the President/Chairman of Council of Fellows, CIPDM, Professor Mike Ikupolati described Professor Akanbi as an outstanding leader. He said the decision to admit the Vice Chancellor as a fellow of the institute was born out of his exemplary leadership qualities and remarkable achievements.
Professor Mike reiterated the significance and advantages of being a member of the association.
According to him “the Institute’s mission is about developing skills, raising awareness, rewarding excellence, supporting its members and giving public diplomacy a voice at the highest levels”.
He stressed further that, like other reputable professional bodies, the institute offers different levels of membership to deserving individuals that are desirous of enhancing and developing public diplomacy management practice in both public and private sectors of the economy.
“The Membership embraces all professions within and outside the country. It also offers direct membership concessions to deserving intending members.” He stated.
The President of the Institute also expressed appreciation to the Vice-chancellor for the warm reception he received in KWASU, stating that the institute wishes to partner with the institution in the area of certification.
Responding, the Vice Chancellor expressed appreciation to the association for the honour, adding that the award would encourage him to do more benevolent services, and contribute his quota to better the institute.
Prof. Akanbi assured the institute of KWASU’s collaboration, stating that KWASU will be delighted to partner with the institute.
The Vice Chancellor said it is his desire to produce “A Total Student”. Students that will possess not only academic qualifications but skills to fit into situations as they present. He also stressed that a collaboration with the institute will provide more resounding opportunities for KWASU students.