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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State gave the sum of N5 million to the Best Graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU), Fuhad Adetoro.
The governor made the cash donation to Fuhad during the convocation ceremony at LASU which took place at the institution’s Ojo campus.
Governor Ambode also adopted Fuhad and pledged to sponsor Fuhad’s Masters programme to any University of his choice.
”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 said.
Fuhad Adetoro, from the Faculty of Management Sciences, was announced as the best graduating student having scored a CGPA of 4.78. Giving his valedictory speech, Fuhad told the gathering that he once suffered cataract for three years and it made some people believe that his educational pursuit was a tall dream.