The Chancellor of Igbinedion University, Okada, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, has renamed the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital after Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the founder of LoveWorld Ministries.
Chief Igbinedion stated this during the convocation ceremony of the institution’s 2021/2022 academic session held in Okada, near Benin.
He added that the hospital will now be called Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Teaching Hospital.
An honorary Doctor of Science degree was conferred on Oyakhilome for his contributions to humanity and development.
In addition to the degree, the chancellor donated a parcel of land to LoveWorld Ministries.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome thanked the chancellor and the university management for the honour and kind gesture.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, said that the institution was celebrating 23 years of academic excellence and two decades’ track record of timely graduation and unbroken convocation.
Ezemonye noted that the university had so far turned out more than 16, 000 graduates and postgraduate students since inception.