Wife of Nigeria’s president, Patience Jonathan, on
Thursday added one more Honorary Doctorate
degree to her gallery after a South Korean
University honoured her.
It is Mrs. Jonathan’s fourth doctorate since becoming
Nigeria’s First Lady.
The awarding institution, Hansei University, said
they honoured Mrs. Jonathan because she had
worked“hard for many good causes.”
“She’s a humanitarian who has dedicated her life to
working for the less privileged in Nigeria and Africa
especially for women and children,”president and
Chancellor of Hansei University, Sung-Hae Kim said.
”Her vision as the defender of the poor in Nigeria
fits into Hansei University’s motto of a practising
Christian. Now she’s part of our community,” Prof.
The university also said it chose her for the degree
because of her dedication to prayer.
”I was surprised that she travelled here for the
Church Growth International conference years back
to pray for Nigeria. For her selfless work, Hansei
University confers this degree on her,”Yonggi Cho,
co-founder of the Hansei University. “I was just doing my own thing not knowing that in
far away Asia everything was being noted. I want to
assure you all that with God’s help I will do more,”
Mrs. Jonathan said, thanking the Koreans.
”My grandma used to say: `Whatever little you
have, share; If you have a thousand and you can’t
share, you won’t share a million if you have’.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the
ceremony was attended by wives of the governors
of Benue and Ebonyi, wives of the Chief of Army
Staff and the Chief of Naval Staff, among other