- Another feather has been added to the cap of Governor Yahaya Bello
- This time, he has been awarded professorship in Humanitarian Services, Human Resources Management and Peace Building
- Many Nigerians have reacted to the development with diverse opinions
In what will excite some Nigerians and annoy others, Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, is now a professor, courtesy of ST Thomas-A-Becket University, London.
The governor took to his social media pages to announce the good news.
According to Bello, the honourary professorship was given in Humanitarian Services, Human Resources Management and Peace Building.
"Professor (Honoris Causa) in Humanitarian services, Human Resources Management and Peace Building by the prestigious ST Thomas-A-Becket University, London and fellow of Wesley Synod Canterbury, KENT, United Kingdom."
Meanwhile, Nigerians have quickly reacted to the development with many people blasting the Kogi governor.
"Yahaya Bello has no issue with celebrating his conferment of whatever honour by a foreign university. It speaks to not just the quality of the person of Yahaya Bello but also to those who celebrate him."
@toni1billion also wrote:
"Why are u wasting Kogi state resources? Kogi is one of the poorest states in the world, yet you are busy buying Honoris Causa with Kogi money because of your selfish ambition.
On Facebook, Vincent Clarks added:
"Research reveals that the acclaimed institution is a non-degree awarding institution and as such, is not authorized to award such esteemed academic Honours.
"Moreover, the acclaimed courses are not listed on the institution's website as one of their programmes.
"Please kindly go for a refund from the black market agent, you were probably defrauded."
On his part, Musa Suleiman Muhammad added:
"Congratulations. Many are with you above those against you, you are indeed a natural treasure. I love you naturally for your doggedness."
Ama Ndianaeze exclaimed:
"Humanitarian wetin? But your humanitarian nonsense no teach you to pay your worker's salary abi?"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a former member of the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, had thrown a jibe at Bello, his political archrival, saying he cannot be Nigeria’s president.
Governor Bello is one of the Nigerian politicians who has been widely reported to be interested in succeeding President Muhammdu Buhari in 2023.
However, the former Kogi West senator took to Twitter on Saturday, April 17, saying Governor Bello who used to be his political ally "can only be the president of Agasa Development Union in Okene."