On Thursday, Sanwo-Olu gave Yusuf, who earned a CGPA of 5.0, the cash during the institution’s 26th convocation event in the Lagos State neighborhood of Ojo-Iyana Iba.
For Yusuf, who set a record at LASU that had stood for 40 years, the governor announced personal donations of N5 million and another N5 million from the Lagos State government.
With a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5.0, Yusuf, a student at LASU’s Faculty of Law, was named the top graduating student for the 2021–2022 academic year.
Her accomplishments were recognized when the Oniba of the Iba Kingdom in Lagos, Oba Sulaimon Adeshina Raji, granted her N2 million and pledged to fully finance her through law school.
Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, LASU’s vice chancellor, had previously stated last week that Yusuf will receive a financial prize of N500,000.
According to Mrs. Olatunji-Bello, the institution would graduate 10,183 students, 282 of whom would get First Class honors across a variety of subjects.
She went on to state that whereas Feyisayo Lopez from the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, won best first-class graduate for the 2020–2021 academic session with a 4.91 CGPA, Ms. Yusuf leads the first-class graduates for the 2021–2022 academic session.