The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has adopted the best graduating student of the Lagos State University, Fuad Ogunsanya Adetoro with a commitment to personally sponsor his Masters programme in any university of his choice in the world.
He disclosed this while delivering his address at the LASU 2016/2017 academic convocation on Wednesday.
In addition to this, the Governor also gave him a cash gift of five million naira for being the best graduating student with a cumulative Grade Point Aggregate of 4.78.
In his remarks, Ambode pointed out that the day must have been divinely ordained, noting that it is usual for a university visitor to attend the first day of university convocation where first degree are awarded.
“But I don’t know why I decided to come. This confirms that there is a divine side to the story. The story of the best graduating student is too compelling to ignore; it makes me reflect my own background too therefore, I hereby adopt him…”
Chatting with the media afterward, Ogunsanya expressed deep appreciation for the governor’s gesture, resolving to make the best use of the scholarship offered to him and the financial gift.
Earlier in his own speech, the university Chancellor, Justice George Oguntade, who has just been appointed as the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, lauded Governor Ambode for the Ready Set Work initiative which the Ambassador noted has been of immense value to the students especially those in the final year .
Turning to the graduating students, the retired judge charged them to be bold, resolute and be ready to face and overcome whatever challenges that will certainly come their way in their journey of life.
- Learn From Your Comteporary How To Apply Leadership Skills- COAS Task Officers.
- Benue South APC Exco Visits Akume, Lauds His Leadership Style, Vow To Unseat Ortom At The Tribunal
- Guber Polls: Jonathan, Dickson, Others Converge On Yenagoa For Ijaw Stakeholders Workshop
- 9th Assembly: Right the Wrongs of Past Speakers, Umahi urges Gbajabiamila
- Kano Airport New Terminal 90 Percent Ready – Minister
‘Our Gas Intervention Impacting Nigeria’s Economy’
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc has been at the forefront of investing in projects that will enhance gas utilization and...
Stakeholders Task FG On Digital Switchover
Critical stakeholders have urged the federal government to ensure the realisation of a full transition from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial...
FG To Move Manufacturing Industry From 10 To 20% Of GDP – Enelamah
The federal government has been making several efforts to foster industrial revolution in Nigeria, in this interview with BAYO AMODU,...
We Won’t Allow External Forces Destroy ACOMORAN – National President
Samsudeen Apelogun is the national president of the Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria...
Emefiele And The Not So Exclusive Audio Tapes
In Nigeria, must we always kill our illustrious sons? It is a question that several persons of repute, including activist...
Govs Move Against NFIU’s Monitoring Of Joint Account
Governors of the 36 states of the federation are uncomfortable with the decision of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU)...
COVER STORIES22 hours ago
Investigation Sheds More Light On PMB’s Appointments
NEWS22 hours ago
Mob Sets Suspected Kidnapper Ablaze In Kaduna
COLUMNS20 hours ago
The Best Governors Of 2015 – 2019: An Objective Review
NEWS21 hours ago
Marafa Condemns Gov Yari’s Visit To Saudi Arabia
POLITICS21 hours ago
As Mark Takes A Bow From Active Politics
EDITORIAL22 hours ago
8th NASS And The Buhari Presidency
METRO21 hours ago
Why We Will Not Allocate Plots Without Infrastructure – FCTA
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY21 hours ago
Bridging Standardisation Gap In Telecom Sector