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Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Joseph Albasu Kunini, PhD has been conferred with prestigious post of Adjunct (Associate) Professor and Chair in Management by University of Vitez, Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for his outstanding performance and academic attainment.


The Speaker who is a thorough bred scholar and astute politician was conferred wih the coveted academic title following his ground-breaking and novel doctorate degree research titled, 'INTERNAL CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: A PERSPECTIVE OF NIGERIAN COMMERCIAL BANKS" (2016) from Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom.


Professor Emeritus Claudio Vignali made the pronouncement during a two-day 17th Circle of Visual International Conference of 80 universities in Europe, America and across the globe held in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 8th and 9th April, 2021, during which the Taraba Speaker, who is also a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Taraba State University, Jalingo delivered another ground-breaking academic paper titled, "FINANCIAL LITERACY: A CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AGENDA IN NIGERIAN BANKING SECTOR."


According to Professor Emeritus Vignali, who is the President of the circle international conference, "after a thorough scrutiny of his profile, Dr. Joseph Albasu Kunini has met the required  academic, supervisory and publications in highly rated international peer review journals and books which conferred on him Visiting Professor and Chair in Management, University of Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina." He added that the investiture ceremony will take place soon at the university.


Born on 28th March, 1968 in Kunini, Lau local government area, Taraba State, Rt. Hon. Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini attained a rare academic feat by obtaining six academic degrees namely: B.Sc. Business Administration; B.Sc. Industrial Relations and Personnel Management; Masters of Business Administration (MBA); Masters in Industrial Relations and Strategic Studies (MIRSS); M. Sc. in Corporate Governance  and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Accounting Finance; not to mention scores of postgraduate and diploma certificates in various fields of academic studies, obtained both within and outside the country.


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