A proud, delighted and appreciative Edo State government has continued to lavish rewards on her beloved daughter, Aminat Yusuf, with whom she is well pleased, for breaking a 40-year academic record at the Lagos State University, LASU, during its recent convocation ceremony.
Barely 24 hours after Aminat was offered automatic employment by the state government, and hosted by the deputy governor, Phillip Shaibu, accompanied by her parents and a representative of LASU, the government on Wednesday announced other mouthwatering packages for her.
Edo State Head of Service, HOS, Anthony Okungbowa, who announced the additional rewards as approved by Governor Godwin Obaseki, said the government would sponsor Aminat’s Law School programme, as well as place her on a monthly salary of about ₦200,000, equivalent to the remuneration of a state counsel
This is Aminat’s second offer of Law School programme sponsorship as the traditional ruler of one of LASU’s host communities, the Oniba of Iba Kingdom, Oba Sulaimon Adeshina Raji, had earlier on July 18 when he hosted her in his palace, gifted her ₦2 million, and promised her full sponsorship at the Law School.
Recall that Yusuf emerged as the best-graduating student of the institution, bagging a First Class degree in Law with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5.0, proudly referred to by the university’s vice Chancellor, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, as “perfect” grade.
According to Okungbowa, “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.
“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 ₦200,000 naira.
“This is in recognition of the feat she achieved in LASU. We are proud of her achievement and hope she would 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.”