“I dash him N5million”, those were the words of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to Ogunsanya Fuhaf Adetoro, the best graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU) after also giving him a scholarship for Masters Studies abroad.
Mr. Ambode’s offer was in response to the plea of the student, Adetoro, who during his valedictorian speech sought an opportunity for his Master’s degree program abroad.
Ogunsanya Fuhaf Adetoro of the Faculty of Management Sciences, was announced as the best graduating student at the 22nd convocation ceremony held at the Auditorium Complex of the University in Ojo having scored CGPA 4.78
Governor Ambode said he would personally finance the student’s education in any university of his choice anywhere in the world.
“In response to the best graduating student’s request, Lagos State Government does not generally give scholarship anymore but only bursary. So, I adopt him.
“His story is too compelling and it reflects on my own story. So, any university he wants to go, I will do it personally; I will be responsible.
“In addition to that, because he is the best graduating student, I dash him N5million,” Governor Ambode who is the visitor to the institution said.
Adetoro also got one hundred thousand naira for being the best graduating student.
A total of 29,710 students graduated with 201 awarded diploma; 21,481 first degrees; 7982 Post Graduate Diploma (PGD); and 46 Doctorate Degrees. In all, 26 students graduated with first class.
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