Adelusi-Adeluyi to Receive Honorary Doctor of Law Degree



Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi

In recognition of his numerous contributions in support of the less privileged in the society, and to the development of Ekiti State University, the Governing Council and Senate of Ekiti State University have announced their plans to confer an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree (Honoris Causa) on Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, president, Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) on 4 April, 2024.

The conferment of the honorary degree, which will be an additional feather to the caps of Prince  Adelusi-Adeluyi, who is a renowned a pharmacist, lawyer, entrepreneur, strategist and philanthropist, to mention but a few, is scheduled to hold during the forthcoming Convocation ceremony of the university, at the University’s Main Auditorium, the Registrar and Secretary to the Council, Ife Oluwole has said.

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Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi is the executive chairman of Juli Plc, the first indigenously owned/promoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Adelusi-Adeluyi has served in various positions in both the public and private sectors and is a leader extraordinaire.

His study of Pharmacy at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), didn’t deter him from studying Law and graduating as the overall best student from the Nigerian Law School at the age of 47.

Since he embraced law practice, he has taken up several pro bono cases to support prisoners and the underprivileged in the society, through his legal firm as senior partner of Adelusi-Adeluyi & Co. The legal firm specialises in providing free legal aid to prisoners and other underprivileged persons.

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In one of his interviews with pressmen, Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi said “I do pro bono legal practice only. It’s called pro bono publico – that is, for the good of the public.

“It involves getting people in the prisons freed, especially those who have been there for 10 years and longer and who have not had any opportunity of legal representation. They probably have not had court attendance for those ten years and I have learnt a lot. That gives me humility and makes me give gratitude to God to be able to help in such a small way.

“If you see humanity suffer so needlessly at that level, then who are you to say, “God, I asked for this and you didn’t give me that”? Those people suffering are also part of humanity.”

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