IN a bid to redeem his N10 million pledge, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, July 6, 2023, hosted the 26th convocation valedictorian of the Lagos State University and the institution’s best student of all-time with a 5.0 CGPA, Miss Yusuf Aminat Imoitesemeh.
During the meeting at the State House, Marina, the interaction between Sanwo-Olu and Aminat, who was accompanied by her parents, focused on her background and how she rose to prominence through her brilliance and academic feat.
The Lagos-born Edo State indigene told the Governor that her "disciplined" parents played a significant role in her personal development and the feat attained.
In her words: “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.”
Sanwo-Olu then told Aminat that the academic feat had thrust the responsibility of a role model on her while charging the valedictorian to use her voice and fame to promote scholarship among young people in vulnerable communities.
He also averred that 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 State-owned universities.