Sanwo-Olu Awards N5M & Scholarship To LASU Best Graduating Student (Photos+Video)

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best graduating student of Lagos State University () be rewarded with N5millon and .

This was pledge made by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Sanwo-Olu made this promise at 24th Convocation ceremony which held Wednesday, Dec 16.

Sanwo-Olu, who is self- after contracting Coronavirus joined event virtually from State House, Marina.

Oladimeji Shotunde, a student whose mother is a trader and his father a mechanic, is the recipient of this donation and , having emerged the overall best graduating student.

22-year- Oladimeji Shotunde finished from the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Science, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.95.

Also, Sola Olabanjo, a Master’ degree graduand from the department of Computer Science, who scored a CGPA of 5.0, also receive a 5 million Niara grant from the office of the Lagos state governor, Sanwo-Olu announced.

The state governor made a vow to both exceptional , saying: “Once you have thought out what you want to do, the state government has for you, the state government has for you to help you achieve your academic excellence to whatever level you so desire to have it.”

Oladimeji Shotunde took to Facebook after the ceremony to deliver a of thanks.

He wrote:

“What a year it has been! After a series of postponements due to unforeseen circumstances, I eventually had my convocation ceremony yesterday – Wednesday, December 16th, 2020.

For most of the day: I wrestled with the nostalgic feelings of fulfillment, anxiety, and accomplishment. Graduating with a record setting CGPA of 4.95 was by no measure a small feat. importantly, I am particularly glad to acknowledge how well I maximized campus life – even beyond academic excellence.

Growing up, my parents did not have too much but they made difficult sacrifices and poured all they had into me and my siblings. Hence, having my parents around me to celebrate with me was fulfilling. I was glad to see them get the recognition they so much deserve – particularly for the sacrifices they made for me and my siblings over the years.

As a proud indigene of Ogun State, I was honoured by the presence of the First Lady of the State: Her Excellency, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun. I also welcomed the Assistant to the Ogun State Governor Student Matters, Comr. Adeyemi Azeez. I must also acknowledge the Assistant on Youths and Sports, Mr. Olamide Lawal – who reached out to me than two weeks ago. I am excited about what the future holds for Ogun State!

I am extremely thankful to the Lagos State University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, SAN, NPOM, and his team for pushing the frontiers of excellence for great institution. I appreciate the entire university community, my lecturers, colleagues, friends and well wishers.

Thank you everyone, the best is yet to come. God bless you.


Oladimeji Shotunde.”