Kogi deputy governor, back to school
The deputy governor of Kogi state, Edward Onoja is back to school for his master’s degree.
The deputy governor who studied geology and mining at the University of Jos has enrolled for a master’s in peace and conflict studies at the federal university Lokoja.
On his twitter handle @ed_onoja, he said he started classes on Monday and hopes to bag a doctor of philosophy (PhD) by 2023.
“Am back to school for a Masters in Conflict and Peace studies, 2020 academic session, targeting a PhD in 2023,” Onoja wrote.
“Earlier today, I resumed class at Federal University Lokoja, for my Masters Degree in Conflict and Peace Studies (MCPS), for the 2020 set.
“Global peace and Development is the new quest the world over. Needing experts to keep up with the multifaceted conflicts. I desire to be one of such experts in years to come. I believe in 4-5 years I should hold a PhD in this all important sector. The journey began today.”
He said his decision to go back to school was because the world needs experts to keep up with the multifaceted conflicts.
Before now, Onoja was the chief of staff to the state governor, Yahaya Bello but was later nominated deputy governor following the sack of Simon Achuba by the state assembly.
However, the state high court on February 27 nullified the impeachment of Achuba and ruled that the nomination and swearing-in of Onoja violated due process.