Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced that the Edo State Government will provide a salary and sponsor the Law School program for Aminat Yusuf, who graduated as the best law student from Lagos State University (LASU) with a perfect 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
The governor conveyed this message through the Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, and also mentioned that additional benefits have been approved for the exceptional student.
He said, “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.”
He added: “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 N200,000 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 program as we will write to NYSC to ensure that she embarks on her one-year compulsory youth service in the State.”