Best graduating student gets 'divine favour' as he is adopted by state governor, gifted N5m

- Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has adopted the best graduating student of the Lagos state University

- The governor also gifted him with a cash sum of N5 million, as he pointed out that the young man’s story was too compelling to ignore

- The beneficiary expressed appreciation for the governor’s gesture and resolved to make good use of the financial gift

Fuad Ogunsanya Adetoro, the best graduating student of the Lagos state University (LASU), has been adopted by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who has made a commitment to sponsor the former’s Masters programme in any university of his choice in the world.

The governor made the disclosure on Wednesday, May 23, while delivering his address at the LASU 2016/2017 academic convocation, Leadership reports

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The governor noted that it is unusual for a university visitor to attend the first day of university convocation where first degrees are awarded; hence, he said the day must have been divinely obtained.

He stated: “But I don’t know why I decided to come. This confirms that there is a divine side to the story. The story of the best graduating student is too compelling to ignore. It makes me reflect my own background too; therefore, I hereby adopt him.”

Ogunsanya expressed appreciation for the governor’s gesture, and resolved to make good use of the financial gift and scholarship offered to him.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Pelumi Olugbenga, a quintessential 300-level student from the Department of History and International Studies, Faculty of Arts, Lagos state University, won the Hessselben Scholarship award to attend a leadership summit in the United States.

Olugbenga emerged as one of the five selected Hesselbein International Scholars from Africa to participate in the Hesselbein Global Leadership Summit at the prestigious Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US.

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