The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, was on Tuesday conferred with an honourary doctorate degree – degree of Doctor of Divinity – by the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka.
Speaking at the event, the prominent cleric took a trip down memory lane to recall his days as a student in the UNN way back in 1962.
According to him, “the jollof rice and chicken being enjoyed by the students of the institutuion made me to choose the UNN as a university where i would do my first degree.”
He said he started nursing the ambition to study in UNN when he and his fellow students went on an excursion to the university in 1962.
While on the excursion, Adeboye said he observed undergraduates in the school having meals of jollof rice and chicken.
Upon seeing it, he decided that God permitted, he would come to UNN to study and lucky enough, the following year, 1963, he gained admission into the prestigious University.
He said, “I took a pebble from the ground and asked God to make me come to the University.
“The following year, 1963, God answered my prayers.”
Adeboye however regretted that he could not graduate from the University as he left in 1966 without a degree.
He expressed joy, however, that sixty years later, he has now been awarded a doctorate degree from the same University and professors call him, ‘daddy.’
“I left UNN in 1966 without a degree. Sixty years later, I have gotten a degree from UNN, now not as a first degree but a doctorate degree. That is why I feel elated. I am overwhelmed,” he said.