Former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, was among persons that bagged fellowship awards during the 1st combined Convocation ceremony of the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara held over the weekend.
Ibori is serving jail terms in the United Kingdom for alleged fraud perpetrated during his time in office.
Also among the awardees were Minister of Niger Delta, Chief Steve Oru and Senator-elect for Delta Central Senatorial district, Chief Ighoyota Amori.
Prof. Solomon Okobia, Dr. Elizabeth Gardner and Chief Davidson Oghenekevwode bagged the award.
The pioneer rector of the institution, Dr. Stephen Ijaha, pioneer bursar and pioneer registrar of the institution, Chief Stanley Sagboje and Dr. Y. M Ovwigho respectively also got a recognition award.
Speaking at the occasion, the State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who was the guest of honour at the event applauded former Governor James Ibori for his foresight in the establishment of the polytechnic and others in the State.
He commended the management of the institution for its recognition on Ibori.
Uduaghan noted that the proper recognition would be done on Ibori physically when he returns adding that, that would be very soon.
Addressing the graduands, the Governor urged them to continue to sustain the educational development and growth of the institution in their various fields of endeavours.
The Governor also tasked the management of the institution to ensure that the convocation ceremony should be an annual event rather than allowing a backlog of graduands for every exercise.