Real Estate Guru Dr Stephen Akintayo Bags Honourary Doctorate
By Oluwatope Lawanson
Dr Stephen Akintayo, Group Managing Director, GText Holdings, has been conferred with a doctorate degree by the management of Myles Leadership University following his contributions in the areas of humanitarian leadership training and mentorship.
Dr. Matthew Mario, Director of Programs, Myles Leadership University, speaking at the conferment ceremony at the Gtext Holdings headquarters in Banana Island, on Thursday in Lagos said that the decision of the University management was born out of close scrutiny of the strides of the real estate boss.
Mario explained that the University, which has its main campus in India and an affiliate campus in Benin Republic carefully selected Akintayo because of his astute reputation over the years.
Responding, the Chief Executive Officer opened up that he had previously rejected three honourary doctorate degrees on different occasions.
He revealed that Myles Leadership University honorary degree was a great idea and that the University’s vision was in line with his views as an individual.
“This is the second doctorate degree I would be getting.
“This year, on different occasions, I have gotten three honourary awards that I have rejected. This was because I was not just sure about the source.
“As one rises, it is not all doors that open you must accept to walk through. The idea of Myles Leadership Doctorate Degree is very great. This is a noble idea and l am honoured.
“I am also grateful for this award and l am dedicating it to the wonderful persons that worked together with me at Gtext Holdings,” he added.
Similarly, Mrs Nwando Mbalaso, Director of Public Relations, Myles University remarked that the leadership of the university sought out well-meaning persons who are willing to sponsor underprivileged students through the university program.
Responding, the ace real estate boss assured that Gtext Holdings would foot the bill of a student to start with and would in subsequent years be open to five more persons.