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FELICITATIONS: Conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degree of FUL on Ahmad Isah (Ordinary President), Brekete Family


It is with utmost delight that we congratulate Ahmad Isah on the conferment of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) of the Federal University Lokoja (FUL) which was conferred on him by the Chancellor, HRH Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idris (CFR), the Emir of Fika and Chairman, Yobe State Council of Chiefs and Emirs, following the approval of Senate, during the 6th and 7th Combined Convocation Ceremony held on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

The Management of Federal University Lokoja (FUL) under the visionary leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi specifically thank you for your patriotism, dogged commitment, and advocacy for human rights in Nigeria, as well as your immeasurable contributions to journalism and nation-building.

Ahmad Isah is a distinguished media personality, a developmental and investigative broadcast journalist, and a human rights activist, who has used his talent, courage, and innovative works to create a positive impact in the lives of millions of Nigerians, leaving an indelible mark on the shores of time. 

Ordinary President, as he is fondly called, is one of the foremost voices and strongest influencers in the field of human rights advocacy and enforcement in Nigeria today. Whereas he encourages education in an impressive practical way, he often prefers to remain silent about his academic qualifications and certifications as his way of instilling confidence in those who have no formal education. His underlying principle is to encourage people to focus on their natural abilities and opportunities rather than surrender to the seeming disadvantage of not having formal education or certification. He rather encourages what he refers to as "SABIFICATE," a principle that encourages the development of natural gifts and ideas as against classroom certificates.

His depth and insight on social issues, mixed with his passion for justice, human rights promotion, protection, and sustainable human development saw him creating revolutionary radio and television programmes that have redefined broadcasting in Nigeria. The impact of his great innovation in the communication industry has positively affected different human endeavors in no small measure. His success in this uncommon venture is evidently in the fact that his works have continued to enjoy ardent followership by millions of people across the globe. 

The BREKETE FAMILY, a non-profit reality radio and television programme that focuses on human rights founded by Ordinary President Ahmad Isah, is a revolutionary reality talk magazine programme that focuses on social reorientation for peace, justice, and sustainable human development. Through this innovative engagement platform, a loud and firm voice is given to the voiceless as he presses for positive social change with an unrelenting campaign to redress social and administrative injustices and human rights abuses. The platform has offered massive help to the needy, strategic support, and empowerment for indigent families, youths, and vulnerable groups. 

His uncommon charismatic approach to Human Rights issues using developmental and investigative journalism techniques has changed the face of broadcast journalism in Nigeria and has also contributed significantly to reducing human rights abuses, government inefficiencies, impunity, and corruption within the system. His uncommon exploits and the results delivered on a daily basis have broken boundaries and records; he has carved a niche for himself in the African Region as one of the champions of Human Rights and the Voice of the Voiceless. 

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