The Lagos State University Development Foundation (LASUDEF) has officially handed over a 96-bed units female hostel to the Lagos State University, Ojo.
During the unveiling ceremony, Justice Solomon Hunponu-Wusu, Chairman of the Executive Committee of LASUDEF, stated that their aim as an NGO was to support the Lagos State Government by providing complementary infrastructures. He also revealed that the foundation had initiated the process of replicating similar gestures to the Lagos State Universities of Science and Technology and Lagos State University of Education.
He said “ I also want to use this opportunity to inform you that the foundation has begun the process of repeating similar gestures to the Lagos State Universities of Science and Technology and Lagos State University of Education”
“A desired by the distinguished members of LASUDEF, I would also crave the indulgence of our assiduous VC to please implement a policy wherein at least 30% of the female hostel would be reserved for indigenes of the state”.
Moreover, in accordance with the wishes of the distinguished members of LASUDEF, Justice Solomon Hunponu-Wusu requested the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of LASU, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, to consider implementing a policy whereby at least 30% of the female hostel would be reserved for indigenes of the state.
Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the Vice-Chancellor of LASU, expressed her appreciation to LASUDEF for their efforts in providing the new hostel, which she described as a ‘Magnanimous donation.’ She highlighted the significance of a conducive living environment in fostering academic excellence and student welfare. The Vice-Chancellor assured that the new hostel would be utilized optimally and diligently maintained for the students’ benefit.
Additionally, she extended her gratitude to LASUDEF for their continuous support to LASU and urged other individuals and organizations to follow their philanthropic lead and contribute to the university’s infrastructural development.
Mr. Tayo Lawal, the Executive Director of LASUDEF, shared in an interview that they welcome partnerships with the state government to create an enabling environment that enhances student comfort and promotes quality education. He emphasized the need for collaboration between endowed individuals, organizations, and governments worldwide to support tertiary education and supplement the government’s efforts in advancing education in their respective regions.
“We will welcome those who want to partner with the state government for an enabling environment climate that will make students much more comfortable so that we can have quality education. We need to assist our tertiary education all over the world endowed people and organisations complement what the government does to aid education in their area”.