The governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has given N5 million to Mr. Fuhad Adetoro who is the Best Graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU)
The governor made the cash donation to Fuhad at the convocation ceremony of the school which took place at the institution’s Ojo campus yesterday May 23rd.
Governor Ambode also adopted Fuhad and pledged to sponsor Fuhad’s Masters programme to any University of his choice.
”In response to the best graduating student’s request, Lagos State Government does not generally give scholarship anymore but only bursary. So, I adopt him. “His story is too compelling and it reflects on my own story. So, any university he wants to go, I will do it personally; I will be responsible. “In addition to that, because he is the best graduating student, I dash him N5million,” Governor Ambode said
Adetoro, who is of the Faculty of Management Sciences, was announced as the best graduating student having scored a CGPA of 4.78.
Giving his valedictory speech, Fuhad told the gathering that he once suffered cataract for three years and it made some people believe that his educational pursuit was a tall dream
In order to prevent it from extending to the next eye, I was asked to undergo another surgery which was not successful. After some years, the defect extended to the other eye.The defect extended all through my secondary school years and my secondary school leaving examinations result was decorated with F9. I left my father’s house to reside with my uncle.While residing with my uncle, he worked tirelessly to ensure a permanent solution to the defect. We visited several hospitals before we were referred to University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.
After several months of therapy, another surgery was carried out which later became successful. The challenge later was how to cover the lost time. After three years of leaving secondary school, the issue stopped, but there was need to cover lost ground.”