Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos, has handed a cheque of N5 million as pledged to Oladimeji Shotunde, the 2020 best graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU).

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Sanwo-Olu took to his Twitter page to share pictures of his meeting with the business administration scholar on Friday.

“As part of our promise to reward academic excellence, I gave cheques of N5 million each to the best graduating students of the undergraduate and masters programmes of the Lagos State University,” he wrote.

“Shotunde Oladimeji Idris, the best graduating student was also offered automatic employment into the state’s civil service as we continue to improve the attractiveness of our civil service for the state’s best brains.

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“At the start of this administration, improving education in the state was highlighted as one of my biggest priorities.

“And we demonstrated commitment by increasing budgetary allocation to the sector as we work on improving the quality of our curriculums & welfare of our students.”

TheCable Lifestyle had reported how Sanwo-Olu made pledges to Shotunde after the 22-year-old graduate broke LASU’s 37-year record by emerging with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.95 in his final year.

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Confirming his receipt of the monetary prize, Shotunde wrote: “I had the honour of meeting with the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.

“I’m pleased to acknowledge the fulfilment of one of the promises made by His Excellency. I was on the visit with my proud parents, Engr. Adisa Shotunde and Mrs. Motunrayo Shotunde.

“I was also honoured by the presence of the vice-chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, SAN, NPOM, and the University Registrar, Mr. Amuni Olayinka Mohammed.

“I hold the fervent belief that initiatives and gestures as this, will to a large extent, motivate and incentivise those coming behind, while also placing them on a pedestal for positive transformation in the society.”

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See the photos below:

Oladimeji Shotunde

Oladimeji Shotunde

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