By Yemi Itodo
The immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. David Mark was today honoured with Doctor of Science Degree in Intelligence and Security Studies (Honoris Causal) of the Novena University, Delta State.
The prestigious university also named her newly created faculty, Centre for Intelligence and National Security after the Idoma-born political icon.
Presenting the certificate to the awardee at the University campus, Ogume, Delta State during the 10th convocation ceremony of the institution, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chris A. Okafor acknowledged the role Senator Mark played as the President of 6th and 7th Senate in bringing peace, security and unity to the National polity, which he described as unprecedented in the history of Nigeria.
He particularly extolled the intelligence with which Senator Mark piloted the affairs the National Assembly and said the David Mark Centre for Intelligence and National Security would work closely with the Distinguished Senator and some international partners from the Republic of China to fully train the undergraduates in personal and national security.
In his response, Senator Mark said he was overwhelmed by the honour done to him by the management of the university and pledged his support to the attainment of the dreams of the newly created faculty.
Also honoured with the award of Doctorate Degree include, wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun, Managing Director of Rain Oil Limited, Engr. Gabriel Ogbechie and Special Adviser to President Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Brig. Gen. Paul Tarela Boroh (Rtd).
The event was graciously attended by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa and his cabinet memebers. Others include former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro; House of Reps Committee Chairman on Airforce, Rt. Hon. Samson Okwu; Rt. Hon. Ezekiel Adaji; among others.
Source : Gist Arena