The best-ever graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU) Aminat Yusuf has received her N10million cash prize during a visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House, Marina.
Yusuf visited the governor in the company of her parents on Thursday, July 6, 2023, shortly after a donation of N10 million was announced at the university’s convocation ceremony on June 22, 2023.
The 23-year-old graduate of Law, who finished with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.0 on a scale of 5.0 to break 40 years old record of her school received her cash gift during the visit.
The interaction between Sanwo-Olu and Aminat focused on her background and how she rose to prominence through her brilliance and academic feat.
Her “disciplined” parents, Aminat told the Governor, played a significant role in her personal development and the feat attained.
She said: “Since my primary school days, my parents have shown unrelenting commitment to my personal development and that of my siblings. They trained us to always aim for the best, while they did their best to provide everything we need. They are involved at every level of my academic journey; making them proud is my way of paying back the support they have given me.”
Beyond the prominence, Sanwo-Olu told Aminat that the academic feat had thrusted the responsibility of a role model on her, charging the valedictorian to use her voice and fame to promote scholarship among young people in vulnerable communities.
The Governor said Aminat’s academic achievement had further validated Lagos’ profile as the Centre of Excellence, stressing that his administration would continue to do its best in preserving quality education in the State-owned universities.
Sanwo-Olu charged the valedictorian to sustain her brilliance and aim for excellence in her future endeavour.