She was conferred the degree in recognition of her outstanding humanitarian and philanthropic work across the world. Professor Adama Sallah, during the citation presentation, said that Madam Bio characterizes bravery and intelligence in her leadership.
Madam Bio, in the celebration ceremony, expressed her appreciation to the university for recognizing her work in this unique way. She further urged the University to remain steadfast in promoting women in the region by recognizing their work and formal knowledge.
“Thank you, Sierra Leone, for allowing me to serve you; thank you for making me understand what it means to be a woman that is determined to make a change; thank you for giving me the special privilege and space to be your First Lady,” said Madam Bio.
The first lady of the Gambia, Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow was also awarded the same degree in recognition of her work towards humanity.