Obasanjo, who paid tribute to the memory of late Dr. Tai Solarin, who he described as a “foremost educationist, who gave his best to education in Nigeria”, said he almost called it quits on accepting any honorary doctorate degree from any university.
The former president expressed these views at his Presidential Hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when members of the TASUED Governing Council and management paid him a visit.
The degree will be formally presented to Obasanjo, who owns the Bells University of Technology, Ota, on the 10th Anniversary and 2015 Convocation of TASUED on November 28.
“TASUED has a glorious history of existence and I am happy to associate with the university.
“I almost took a decision that I will not accept doctorate degrees from any university, but if I can take honorary degrees from Moscow and Beijing, then I can’t resist TASUED.
“And having a specialised University of Education shows how serious we are in this country, especially when the university is located in Ogun State, which has the highest number of universities in Nigeria.
“I plan to attend the convocation, but when I come to your university, I will walk around and see how far you have gone”, ex-President Obasanjo told his visitors.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Oluyemisi Oluremi Obilade, said the award was to appreciate Mr. Obasanjo.