Access Bank Nigeria PLC on Saturday, March 10, offered automatic employment to 51 First Class graduating students of Gombe state University.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, stated this while speaking during the 6th,7th 8th and 9th combined convocation held yesterday in Gombe.
Mr. Wigwe, who was there alongside three other eminent Nigerians to receive their honorary doctor’s degrees from the university, said the bank was ready to engage the graduates if they accepted the offer.
Mr. Wigwe, who was conferred with honorary doctorate degree of administration, commended the University for its remarkable achievement.
“In spite of the security challenges in the region, the state government has put up a remarkable infrastructure in the institution in spite of its lean resources,” he said.
Mr. Wigwe also commended the graduates for the feat they achieved in their academic pursuits and assured them that with perseverance, the sky was their limit.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step, it may take some of you several years after graduating to settle,” he said.
Other Nigerians honoured at the ceremony were Hajiya Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, and Dr Christopher Kolade, a former Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK.
Another award recipient was the Emir of Gombe, Dr Abubakar Shehu, who is the University Chancellor.