By Great Efeoghenekevwe.
A former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi has been selected among top other dignitaries to receive a Fellowship Award from the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku.
Gbagi and other dignitaries will be decorated with the award on Saturday October 12th, 2019 at the 2nd Convocation of the polytechnic which has produced notable graduates from media to engineering in Nigeria.
The award is the highest award given by polytechnics to distinguished personalities who have made remarkable successes have greatly impacted the society.
The Polytechnics Award of Fellowship is equivalent to the Honorary Doctorate Degree Award given by Universities during Convocation Ceremonies in Nigeria.
Gbagi, one of the most successful business moguls and industrialists to have hail from Delta State, was picked based on his genuine business acumen and impeccable character both as a businessman and politician.
The former minister, who is being tipped most favoured governorship aspirant from Delta Central for 2023 gubernatorial race, was commended by the awardee for his clean records in business and politics.
A top management officer at the institution confirmed the choice of Gbagi and others to NIGER DELTA TODAY on Monday.
The source said a former governor of Delta State and founder of the state owned three polytechnics, Chief James Onanefe, Barr Ned Nwoko and others are also being rumoured to be awarded.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who doubled as Visitor to the Polytechnic, will lead other dignitaries across Nigeria and Diaspora to the convocation.
According to the source, “Olorogun Gbagi is a renowned businessman and a politician who have made his mark in this country. We have been hearing of Gbagi’s name in the business circle.
“The man has different companies and establishments especially hotels which have provided employment to thousands of Nigerians and foreigners. Apart from that, the man is clean from hair to toe when you talk of corruption. The nation’s school also witnessed tremendous impact as a minister.”