Revered as the Master, for his comprehensive appreciation and mastery of all departments in the sports sector, Obi, President of AIPS Africa and Vice President of AIPS (International Sports Press Association), is being awarded an honorary doctorate by St. Louis African University, a privately owned institution, in the Republic of Benin.
The award is part of the University’s 2022 program to honor distinguished Africans who have excelled in various fields and with the aim of fostering greater excellence and recognizing outstanding contributions in academic, business, political, social, religious and academic advancement.
of humanity and African development.
In a letter dated July 22, 2022 and signed by the university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Aka John, the university said that Obi, former sports editor of The Guardian newspaper, (acting) editor of The Guardian on Sunday and former special adviser of Nigeria’s Minister of Sports and later Transport, he was distinctively commended as “one of those distinguished personalities”.
He will be awarded the Doctor of Science (D.Sc Hons) in Sports Media Management, Administration and Marketing.
The delivery is scheduled to be held on the university campus on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at noon.