Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, has pledged a donation of 5 million Naira to the best graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU) and also a full scholarship to whatever level of education he chooses to attain.
Sanwo-Olu pledged at the LASU 24th Convocation ceremony which held on Wednesday, Dec 16.
Sanwo-Olu, who contracted coronavirus and still in self-isolation after joined the event virtually from the State House, Marina.
Oladimeji Shotunde, a student whose mother is a tradesman and his father a technician, is the recipient of this donation and scholarship, having appeared the overall best graduating student.
22-year-old Oladimeji Shotunde finished from the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Management Science, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.95.
Also, Sola Olabanjo, a Master’s degree graduand from the department of Computer Science, who scored a CGPA of 5.0, will also get a 5 million Niara grant from the office of the Lagos state governor, Sanwo-Olu announced.
The state government made a vow to both exceptional students, saying: “Once you have thought out what you want to do, the state government has employment for you, the state government has a scholarship for you to help you achieve your academic excellence to whatever level you so desire to have it.”
Oladimeji Shotunde via social media after the ceremony to deliver a vote of thanks.