Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has gifted the 2019 overall best graduating student of Lagos State University LASU, Oladimeji Shotunde, an academic laurel certificate, a two-bedroom bungalow and a sum of million naira.
Oladimeji Shotunde, the 22-year-old son of mechanic and indigene of the state had broken the University’s 37-year record to emerge as the overall Best Graduating Student of the 2018/2019 academic session, with the highest CGPA ever 4.95.
Dapo Abiodun made the announcement during a celebration of Ogun Academic Laureates 2021, held at the Obas Complex, Abeokuta, on Thursday 22nd April, where he also gifted Ademola Adeeko, of Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, winner of the 2020 African Union Continental Teacher’s Award, a two-bedroom bungalow. According to him, the State would also set up an education endowment fund for Faith Odunsi of the Ambassadors College, Ota, in Ogun, who emerged the winner of the Global Open Mathematics Tournament.
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Taking to Twitter to announce the event, Oladimeji Shotunde sent out his gratitude and appreciation to the Dapo-Abiodun-led government, and pledged to always portray himself as a worthy ambassador of the State. “I was today, awarded by the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, MFR. This recognition was premised on how I was able to project Ogun State in positive light as an indigene, specifically in the area of academics. The Governor was kind enough to give me a 2 Bedroom Bungalow and 2 Million Naira. I appreciate this gesture so much. I extend my sincere appreciation to the entire Ogun State Government. I pledge to always portray myself as a worthy ambassador of the State”, he tweeted.
The Governor was kind enough to give me a 2 Bedroom Bungalow and 2 Million Naira. I appreciate this gesture so much. I extend my sincere appreciation to the entire Ogun State Government. I pledge to always portray myself as a worthy ambassador of the State. @dabiodunMFR
— Oladimeji Shotunde, EFRN. (@Dimeji_Shotunde) April 22, 2021