Ogun State Governor, South-West, Nigeria, Dapo Abiodun has given the 2020 overall best graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Oladimeji Shotunde, an indigene of the state a two-bedroom bungalow and N2,000,000 on behalf of the state government.
He spoke at the presentation of outstanding 23 teachers and learners – all indigenes of the state- during the celebration of “Ogun Academic Laureates 2021” in Abeokuta, the state’s capital.
Another beneficiary is Olalekan Adeeko, a teacher at Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, who was given a two-bedroom bungalow for emerging first at the 2020 African Union Continental Teacher Award.
Abiodun said his administration, on assuming office, focused on infrastructural development; human capital development; provision of conducive environment, among others, to redeem the state’s education sector and restore its lost glory.
“This is why immediately on assumption of office on May 29, 2019 we declared a state of emergency in the education sector. It was a methodical and calculated approach to rescue the education sector from the dwindling fortunes inflicted on it by the indifference of the past.”
Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, who participated in the ceremony virtually, congratulated the outstanding learners and teachers for making Ogun State proud.