The honour was bestowed on him at the inaugural Education UK Alumni Award for ‘Social Impact’ held recently in Lagos, and organized by the British Council in collaboration with UK Education.
The bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in China, was rewarded alongside other well-meaning Nigerians. Five Nigerians were slected in the social impact award and they include Durotimi Adeboye, Chukwudera Bridget Okeke, Olasoji Fagbola, Oluwasijibomi Olajuni who had done amazing things and made equally important impact in their various fields.
According to the organizers, the professional achievement award recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry, and who can demonstrate the highest level of integrity and character in their professional career.
Other awardees are Maupe Ogun, alumnus of University of East Anglia who won the professional achievement award, Gbolahan Fagbure of the University of Reading wo claimed the Entrepreneurial Award, while Chukwumerije, alumnus of University of Liverpool won the Social Impact Award.