Edo State Government has offered automatic employment to Miss Yusuf Aminat lmoitsemeh for emerging the best graduate from Lagos State University (LASU) with a 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in the Faculty of Law.
Earlier, the Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu, on Monday, honoured the Etsako East Edo-born Lagos State University’s best graduating student with a 5.0 CGPA, Miss Aminat Yusuf, in recognition of her outstanding academic performance.
Recall that Aminat graduated from LASU’s Faculty of Law as the institution’s best student of all time, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.0 on a scale of 5.0, becoming the school’s valedictorian at its 26th convocation held recently.
On Monday, Shaibu who has been in contact with the LASU record-setter since the news gained traction, sponsored Miss Aminat and her parents’ travel and return tickets from Lagos. They arrived Benin City on a 7:15 AM flight at the instance of the Deputy Governor.
Also, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki who was represented by the Head of Service (HOS) Anthony Okungbowa Esq., said other benefits have been approved for the outstanding student.
According to him, “This is an update on our daughter, Aminat Yusuf after the Government of Edo State honoured her in respect of her academic performance in LASU for graduating with a perfect CGPA of 5.00.
“Following this achievement, the government offered her automatic employment and the governor has now approved other things for her beyond the employment.
“The governor has directed that Aminat Yusuf will be sponsored on scholarship for one year in the Nigerian Law School and that the government will be responsible for the provision of all her needs till she completes the programme.”
He added: “The governor also approved that for every month that she will be in law school, she will receive an up-keep allowance equivalent to the salary of a State Counsel, which is almost N200,000 naira.
“This is in recognition of the feat she achieved in LASU. We are proud of her achievement and hope she will join us after her law school programme as we will write to NYSC to ensure that she embarks on her one-year compulsory youth service in the State.” OYO NEWS