Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu with Lagos State University, Top Student 2021/2022 academic year Miss Aminat Yusuf . Photo: Twitter/@babjidesanwolu
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has fulfilled his promise of N10 million cash prize pledged to the law graduate, Miss Aminat Yusuf, who finished with a 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at the Lagos State University (LASU) in the 2021/2022 academic year.
Miss Yusuf who emerged the institution’s best student of all time, was honored on June 22nd during the LASU 26th convocation and 40th anniversary where Governor Sanwo-Olu promised her the cash reward in addition to the N2million from the institution.
While hosting Miss Yusuf and her parents, Mr & Mrs Ibrahim Yusuf at the State House in Lagos on Thursday, Governor Sanwo-Olu sought to know how she achieved the academic feat.
He reminded her that she was now a role model and must use her voice and fame to promote scholarship among young people in vulnerable communities.
The Governor who said Miss Yusuf’s academic achievement had further validated Lagos’ profile as the Centre of Excellence, stressed that his administration would continue to do its best to preserve quality education in the State-owned universities.
He also urged her to sustain her brilliance and aim for excellence in future endeavours.
Responding, Miss Yusuf told Governor Sanwo-Olu that her “parents” played a significant role in her personal development and the feat attained right from her primary school days.
She added that making them proud was her way of paying back the support they had given her.
Reporting by Omolara Omosanya; Editing by Hadiza Abdulrahman and Annabel Nwachukwu