Former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has bagged a PhD in leadership alongside a degree in law.
The former lawmaker recently completed his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Leadership at the Liverpool Business School, John Moores University, England.
He was also called to bar on Wednesday in Abuja, having passed the one year law school examination following completion of studies at the University of Lagos.
Ikuforiji, who served as the longest reigning speaker in the history of the assembly, said he returned to school to seek more knowledge on leadership and management.
“The doctorate took me over five years to complete due to the exigencies of my former office and the nature of my research.
“You can only imagine how happy I am right now. There is nothing you can’t achieve once you set your eyes on it and you inculcate the necessary discipline. I thank my family and everyone for their support and encouragement,” he said.
Ikuforiji was on Thursday hosted by friends, family and associates in a reception ceremony to celebrate his latest feat.
Speaking at the event, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, commended Ikuforiji for aspiring to acquire more knowledge and enhance self-development.
The Speaker, who was represented by Wale Raji, said: “I want to felicitate with you. I remember when you were shuttling between Lagos, UK and Abuja and you were complaining of the busy schedule and I asked who sent you? Are you not the one that wants to seek more knowledge?“I want to appreciate your commitment for self-development, you have done so much in your various endeavors as a banker, businessman and as a politician and you became the longest serving Speaker in Lagos House of Assembly.”
Dignitaries present at the ceremony include Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Senator Solomon Olamilekan, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Kemi Nelson, members of the Lagos State caucus in the House of Representatives among others