Ambode adopts LASU’s best graduate, awards him N5m cash prize
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has adopted as his son the best graduating student at the 22nd convocation ceremony of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Master Fuad Ogunsanya, promising to grant whatever request he may make in his quest to further his education anywhere in the world.
This was even as the governor has rewarded Ogunsanya with a N5 million cash prize, saying his story of difficult start, sickness and failed surgeries, were very compelling and resonates with his personal story.
Ambode, who was responding to Ogunsanya’s request for support for his postgraduate programme in the United Kingdom, said he was impressed by his determination and doggedness.
Ogunsanya, who graduated from the Department of Business Administration, had scored Cumulative Gradient Point Average (CGPA) of 4.78 out of the possible 5 points.
He was one of the 26 First Class graduate out of the total figure of 29,710 graduating students, who were awarded diplomas, certificates and degrees at the various departments and faculties in the university.
Ogunsaya, who had suffered chronic cataract disease in his childhood, also suffered failed surgical operations before a successful one after he had recorded woeful performance in his SSCE results.