April 20, 2024


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UNILAG unveils new hostel donated by Gbajabiamila

By Victor Chijioke.

A new student hostel, the Femi Gbajabiamila Hall of Residence, was commissioned today at the University of Lagos.

The commissioned 484-bed hostel facility was donated by the Chief of Staff to the President, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as a contribution to the infrastructure development of his alma mater.

At the commissioning ceremony, the current Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Folasade Ogunsola, thanked the donor for his visionary leadership and beneficence. She noted that generations of UNILAG students will be grateful to him for his kindness.

In giving his remarks at the ceremony, the donor, represented by the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, thanked the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who also spoke at the ceremony, for suggesting the hostel as a project idea.

He also thanked the current VC, Prof. Ogunsola, for continuity.

“I hope that it provides the space for students to live and dream big”, he said. “May this hall of residence be a place where dreams are nurtured to greatness,” he added.

In addition, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen lauded the donor’s pro-people leadership style, promising to replicate same.

Also speaking at the commissioning were Hon. Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu; Project Manager for the commissioned hall of residence, Professor E. E. Ikponmwosa, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Sen. Wasiu Sanni-Eshinlokun; and a representative of the Lagos Caucus of the House of Representatives.

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