By Bukola Olasanmi

The Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America,  has appointed Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, as full Visiting Professor and Senior Mentoring Scholar of E-Governance and Strategic Government Studies.

A statement by Ekweremadu’s media aide, Uche Anichukwu said Ekweremadu is expected to mentor doctoral students, junior lecturers, as well as take a lead in advising the University’s research centre on academic issues related to E-Governance and Strategic Government Studies

He quoted the university as describing the senator as “A motivation to the Nigerian youths, both at home and in Diaspora” predicated his appointment on his intellectualism and long experience in leadership in Nigeria and Africa.

It explained that its doctoral students and lecturers also have ambitions to serve in government and not just in the academia and would, therefore, benefit from his experience.