The National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS) has praised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for approving N375,455 million for scholarships and bursaries.
Mr. Shasanya Akinola, the President of NULASS, made the commendation in an interview on Friday in Lagos.
According to him, the union was impressed with the commitment and consistency of the administration of Sanwo-Olu in giving bursaries and scholarships since its inception.
He also thanked the Secretary of the Lagos State Scholarship Board, Mr. Abdur Rahman Lekki, for ensuring that no qualified student was left behind.
“We sincerely appreciate our dear governor for doing the needful. It is a way of encouraging us.
“This package is for all Lagos indigenes schooling across the federation, and I must say this gesture has gone a long way to take care of some of our financial burdens.
“The diligence exhibited by Lekki in establishing a cordial relationship between Lagos State students and the board cannot be overemphasised,” Akinola said.
Describing members of the union as students from the ‘city of excellence’, he noted that Lagos State had remained a pacesetter.
Akinola urged other states to emulate Lagos State in bursary and scholarship awards.
Many states, he said, would need to review the value of the awards in view of the economic realities in Nigeria.
“Lagos State scholarship award is N200,000, while some state scholarship awards are less and not regular,” he added.
The union leader also praised President Bola Tinubu for nominating two young people as ministers for the Federal Ministry of Youth.
“That is a big one for the youth,” Akinola said.