The principal partner of Abba Adaudu and Co. and a renowned philanthropist, Mr. Abba Adauda, was honoured with an esteemed Award of Excellence by the Department of Economics, Benue State University, Makurdi. The accolade, which recognised his exceptional contributions to society, was celebrated during a ceremony held on November 30th, 2023, at the Conference Hall of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Recognised for his remarkable accomplishments as an economist and his significant support for the department as an alumnus, Mr. Adaudu expressed his gratitude to the head of the department, Prof. Isah Okpe; Prof. Christopher Obute, and the department’s lecturers for shaping his success. He urged students to emulate hard work, discipline, diligence, and meticulousness in their academic pursuits.
In a generous gesture towards the department, Mr. Adaudu announced a decade-long scholarship for the two best-graduating students in the Department of Economics. He commended Prof. Obute for his academic achievements and contributed substantially to establishing the proposed Econometrics Laboratory while unveiling the professor’s book to widespread acclaim during the event.
A holder of both Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees (BSc and MSc) in Economics from BSU, Mr. Abba Adaudu is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and has undergone extensive training in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
Demonstrating a commitment to educational advancement, he has sponsored 50 students at Akweya Community Secondary, Allan Akpa, Otukpo LGA, reflecting his passion for fostering educational development.
Notable dignitaries, including Dr. Stephen Hwande as the chairman of the occasion; the Benue State APC Chairman, Comrade Austin Agada; and the Nigerian Ambassador to Namibia, His Excellency, Ambassador Terhemen Tarzor, graced the event.