Shina Peller, a member of the House of Representatives from Oyo State has been presented an honourary award of Doctorate degree in Business Administration by the American Heritage Southern California University in Dubai.
The lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency was honoured during the Africa-Dubai Investment Business Summit held at Habtoor Palace, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The entrepreneur and industrialist during his remark noted that Nigeria is blessed with resources, however, these resources are not properly tapped into.
He added that the country needs to explore the potential of the Nigerians people with a population of about 240 million and the youth occupying about 75% of it.
Shina Peller stressed on the importance of peace in Nigeria and Africa to progress. “There cannot be lasting socio-economic progress in Africa without peace, and there cannot be peace without the youth as the promoter, driver and sustainer of peace,” he said.
In his words; “I was decorated with an honorary award of Doctorate degree in Business Administration by the American Heritage Southern California University.”
“Whilst making my remarks at the summit, I expressed my profound gratitude to the organizers of the event and the school for finding me worthy of the honour. Like I always say, I consider honorary award like this as a challenge for me to double up in my benevolent acts and humanitarian gesture not just in Nigeria but in the entire Africa space.”
“I also used the opportunity to share a few of my most pressing thoughts on investment in Africa and Nigeria specifically. We cannot have a discussion about Africa’s global economic future without mentioning Nigeria.
“Nigeria is naturally endowed with vast natural resources promising potential national success, but unfortunately this has not always translated. Perhaps it is because regardless of the resources, people and vision will always be the driver of certain and lasting change.”