Olaniyi Olawale: Lagos Gov Awards N10m to LASU’s Overall Best Student Who Graduated With 4.98 CGPA

Olaniyi Olawale: Lagos Gov Awards N10m to LASU’s Overall Best Student Who Graduated With 4.98 CGPA

  • Olaniyi Mubaraq Olawale emerged as the overall best student from the Department of Accounting Education with a CGPA: of 4.98 at LASU
  • The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has rewarded the brilliant student with a N10 million cash prize for his academic excellence
  • Jubril A. Gawat, Sanwo-Olu's aide, confirmed the development on Thursday and shared further details

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has rewarded Olaniyi Olawale, the overall best-graduating student of Lagos State University (LASU), with N10 million.

LASU’s best graduating student gets N10m from state governor
Sanwo-Olu gifts Olaniyi Olawale, overall best LASU student N10m. Photo credit: @jidesanwoolu, @LASUOfficial
Source: Twitter

Legit.ng reported that the bright young student secured the top spot as the best graduating student in Accounting Education at LASU with a remarkable 4.98 CGPA.

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The governor announced this on Thursday, June 6, at the university’s 27th convocation grand finale in Lagos.

Jubril A. Gawat, @Mr_JAGs, the senior special assistant on new media to the governor, confirmed the development in a post shared on his X page, accompanied by a video.

He tweeted:

"FLASH: Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu has announced a token of Ten Million Naira (10,000,000) for the overall best graduating student of Lagos State University (@LASUOfficial), Olaniyi Mubaraq Olawale, Accounting Education, who graduated with a CGPA of 4.98.
"Mr Governor made this announcement today at the Lagos State University (LASU) Grand Finale of the 27th Convocation Ceremony."

Nigerians react

As usual, Nigerians took to the comment section on X and hailed the governor. Legit.ng captured some of their reactions below.

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@FaleyeTS tweeted:

"Soft japa money for masters abroad.
"Pleaee Mr Olaniyi don’t do business with the money ohh."

@EleluAyoola tweeted:

"Wow!! This is huge. Thanks to Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu. School is not a scam."

@TheQueenAminat tweeted:

"Education is not a scam! We set the pace in Lagos state."

@bigmorsh tweeted:


Watch the video below

LASU’s best-graduating student shares success story

In a previous report, Legit.ng chronicled how Mubarak Olawale Olaniyi emerged as the overall best-graduating student of LASU with 4.98 CGPA.

Olaniyi obtained a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.0 in his first semester in 100-level. She was one of the 153 first-class graduates out of a total of 8,670 students at the institution's 27th convocation ceremony.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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