His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward David Onoja in the first week of March 2020 resumed class at Federal University Lokoja, for his Masters Degree in Conflict and Peace Studies (MCPS), for the 2020 set.
According to him, he was attracted to the field which is in the Arts and Humanities because if contemporary complexities of today’s world which is ever growing, changing and constantly changing, which necessitates the world to need experts in such fields. He says Conflict specifically has a Biblical foundation as the Bible notes that as the world of people expands, conflict grows. He also said in Government, one is confronted on daily basis with issues requiring complex decision making arising from conflicts as well as negotiations within groups of people that requires adequate mediating expertise which Conflict and Peace Studies come handy in arming you with requisite skills to perform excellently in that dimension.
He also revealed that his motivation for this academic drive is his elder brother, Pharmacist Alexander Onoja, who has ten masters, studying two Ph.Ds in different fields and currently a 400 level Law Student. He also says his daughter, Hally would next year be studying Law in Nigeria, this has further motivated him as a father to start a degree in Law in order for them to compare notes.
Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kogi State