The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a reward of N10m for the overall best-graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU), Aminat Yusuf.
The beneficiary graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.0 from the varsity’s Faculty of Law.
EduCeleb.com last Wednesday reported how the law graduate achieved the feat in the 2021/2022 academic session.
Half of the cash gift came from the governor personally while the other came from the government.
“As a token of her brilliance, I will be giving her a token donation of N5 million and the state government will give her an additional donation of N5 million,” Sanwo-Olu said while announcing the reward at the convocation ceremony in Ojo on Thursday.
He congratulated the university on its 40th anniversary and 26th convocation while recounting its achievements among other universities.
While appreciating the governor, Yusuf said she was faced with financial constraints during her study, but was determined and strove towards academic excellence.
The last day of the 26th Convocation Ceremonies featured the awards of Doctors of Philosophy (PhDs) as well as honorary degrees to eminent personalities such Mr Babatunde Fashola, a former Governor of Lagos State; Dr Kayode Fayemi, a former Governor of Èkìtì State, and wife of the Lagos State governor, Dr Claudia Sanwo-Olu amongst others.