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Student Empowerment: Lagos State Governor Boosts Student Bursaries and Scholarships

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has increased the bursary for Lagos students from N50,000 to N60,000. Additionally, a scholarship grant has been increased from N200,000 to N225,000, benefiting both indigene and non-indigene students of the state.

This announcement was made during a one-day interactive session held on Tuesday in Ikeja. The session facilitated dialogue between the governor, students’ union leaders, and stakeholders on youth development.

Governor Sanwo-Olu notably appointed four ex-Student Union leaders as special advisers. The appointees include Eniola Opeyemi, Kayode Samuel, Giwa Moor, and Adeola Adewunmi.

The appointment came in response to a proposal by Lekan Alimi, the Lagos Students’ Association Chairman. Alimi suggested student union representatives in government for better communication with students.

In response to this request, the governor emphasized the importance of students as stakeholders in the governance of Lagos State and encouraged them to have faith in themselves. He further stated, “The country is about you and believes in you. You have to believe in yourselves too.”

Tolani Sule, the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, praised the interactive session as a testament to Sanwo-Olu’s administration’s commitment to quality tertiary education and youth development. He praised Lagos universities and students for maintaining peace and preventing institutional closures.

The commissioner also acknowledged the governor’s efforts in prioritizing student and staff welfare and initiating infrastructural development projects across campuses.

The lead speaker at the event, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, former Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, urged the government to maintain sincerity in its actions, stating, “Where there is sincere governance, students are always supportive.”

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