The Butura Community in Central Nigeria's Bokkos Local Government Area, Plateau State is set to honour its village Head, HRH, Engr. (Dr.) John Gabriel Mallo as he is being conferred with an Honorary Doctorate degree by the University of Jos today.

Engr. Mallo was on Tuesday listed among three distinguished Nigerians singled out for the award, in recognition of their contributions to national development.

Mallo according to the Vice Chancellor, University of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Maimako is being awarded the Doctor of Engineering for impacting the manufacturing sector in Nigeria as well as contributing to educational development.

The conferment ceremony is billed to hold at the University of Jos' Jeremiah Useni Stadium, Naraguta Campus, Jos by 10am.

Reception for the village Chief is expected to follow immediately at the Millennium events centre, Domkat Bali road, Jos.

A communication signed by Prof. Benard Matur and Mr. Ibrahim Makut on behalf of the traditional council requests the presence of all and sundry at the event.