The University of Jos will this Saturday (May 12) honor former Green Eagles Captain, Nwankwo Kanu with a honorary Master of Arts Degree for his achievements in the field of football and philanthropy.
At the pre-convocation press briefing Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Hayward Mafuyai remarked that Kanu is a deserving Nigerian and the most decorated African footballer.
”This is in recognition, not only of his outstanding achievements in the field of sports, but also for his exemplary contribution towards the rehabilitation of many indigent Nigerian children with debilitating heart conditions through his Kanu Heart Foundation. This has enabled many of them to recover and return to pursue their education”, he said.
Kanu is being honored alongside two bodies, the Carnegie Corporation of New York and TY Danjuma Foundation who would receive the Distinguished Philanthropic Award of the institution for kind heartedness.