The Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State, on Thursday, deferred the award of an honorary doctorate degree that was earlier approved for the deposed Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II.

The announcement of the deferment was made by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Charles Esimone during the 14th convocation ceremonies of the Varsity.

According to Esimone, the deferment was due to prevailing circumstances, but he assured that the award would be conferred on Sanusi in future convocation ceremonies of the University.

 The VC said, “The award will be conferred on the former Emir in our future convocation ceremonies.

“The Senate of the University duly approved the award to former Emir Muhammadu Sanusi.”

The former Emir, who was to be conferred with an honorary degree in risk management, was dethroned on Monday by the Governor of Kano, Umar Ganduje and banished to Nasarawa state on the same day.

Two other Nigerians  who were awardees at the occasion were Chief Innocent Chukwuma, who is the Chairman, Innocent Motors, Nnewi, and Chief Daniel Chukwudolue of the Dozie Oil.