2023: Lagos Higher Education Institutions Endorse Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu


Not less than 10 higher institutions in Lagos State on Friday unanimously endorsed the candidature of the State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for a second term in office. They equally endorsed the presidential flagbearer of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for president.

The tertiary institutions which gave the endorsement were: Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State University of Education (LASUED), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), among others.

Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed delight over the endorsement, saying the gathering was about the future of the students, to ensure their wellbeing.

Hundreds of students from the institutions in the state converged at Mobolaji Johnson Arena (Onikan Stadium), and gave a carnival-like atmosphere endorsement for the Governor.

The leadership of the students’ union also confered the title, ‘Five Star General Students Aluta,’ on the Governor.

Sanwo-Olu said, “I want to thank you all your leadership that has put this together. I want to thank you for coming to validate all what you have been doing in your various schools.

“We are just starting. The agenda for greater Lagos is rising in our education, in our tertiary institutions and our secondary schools and it will touch each and every one.”

The Governor recalled that during the last strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), non of the State institution down tools because his administration was taking care of the students and lecturers.

“When there was strike and the country was shut down, you didn’t lose one day. You were working and you were working very well. We have moved from one university to three universities. 

“I handed the biggest students arcade in the whole country to you. Today, we are giving additional buses for you. We want your life to be meaningful. This endorsement, we are not going to take it for granted. We will support you and give you the enabling environment.”

Sanwo-Olu added, “What we are doing here today is about your future. It is about giving opportunity to you, you have no any other country. It is for us to create an ambience so that your future will be better. That is why you want to support us.

“We want to compete with the world. LASU is the best in the country. The other two will also compete as the best in the world,” the Governor said.

Popular Pop star artiste, Abolore Adegbola, who was one of the several artistes that graced the occasion said he was at the event not to play but to endorse Sanwo-Olu and Tinubu.

He said, “I am not here to sing. Vote for APC, vote Asiwaju, vote Sanwo-Olu for you to have a better life. I’m a herbalist.”

The National Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ishaq Giwa described the Governor as being super active in terms of governance .

He also thanked the Special Adviser to the Governor, Tokunbo Wahab, for supporting the students over the years.

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