We'll Walk For Peace With You, LASU Students Assure Sanwo - Olu - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, December 2, 2021

We'll Walk For Peace With You, LASU Students Assure Sanwo - Olu

Gov Sanwo - Olu SUG reps

The Daily Crucible | Published  Thursday, December 2, 2021

By Godwin Akomah, Lagos

Students of Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, on Thursday assured of their readiness to participate in the proposed peace walk being organized by the state government to assuage hurting nerves over the October 20, 2020, Lekki Toll Gate shooting incident in the state.

The Daily Crucible reports that Sanwo-Olu, had few days ago ahead of the release of White Paper on EndSARs panel report, invited some members of civil society and youths to join him and members of the state executive council in a peace walk for harmony and healing in the state.

The planned peace walk followed the reports and recommendations submitted by probe panel into EndSARS and Lekki Toll Gate shooting incident.

Some individuals have declined to participate in the walk.

But in a manner akin to calling the bluff of those declining the peace offer extended to them by governor Sanwo - Olu, the students expressed the readiness to participate when the governor inaugurated the newly built students arcade in LASU, Ojo.

Representatives of the students union of LASU  - the President of the Student Union Government, Comrade Oladipupo Uthman Badmus and Speaker of the Students Union Representatives, Mustapha Adejuwon, gave the assurance on behalf of students of state - owned tertiary institutions in Lagos.

The governor, also donated two large buses to the students union as well as other gadgets and equipment for students’ use.

Hundreds of students who welcome the Governor to their campus, witnessed the inauguration,  describing him as Youth-Centric Governor.

They commended his giant strides in Lagos State, especially in the education sector.

LASU students made their resolve on the Peace Walk known through their Student Union President, Comrade Oladipupo Uthman Badmus  during the sitting of the Students Representatives Council, the legislative arms of the Students Union Government.

The sitting was the maiden Council session to be held at the newly built Students Arcade of the school, which was inaugurated by Governor Sanwo-Olu on Thursday.

The LASU Students Arcade is the largest Student Union Building in any Nigerian tertiary institution.

Speaking during the sitting, which was witnessed by Governor Sanwo-Olu, the Vice Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Ibiyemi Tunji-Bello, Special Adviser to Governor on Education, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab and members of the institution's Governing Board, among others, President of the Student Union, Comrade Oladipupo Uthman Badmus and Speaker of the Students Representatives Council, Rt. Hon. Mustapha Adejuwon, who led students to welcome Governor Sanwo-Olu described him as Youth-Centric Governor.

They commended the Governor's giant strides in Lagos State, especially in the education sector.

"To Mr. Governor, Sir, it is what you signed up for but we are indebted to you. Be rest assured, whenever you walk, we will work with you. We will be by your side. Whenever you run, we will run with you to the end," Badmus assured on behalf of LASU students.

Governor Sanwo-Olu who had the first session with the Students Representatives Council, charged the students to join hands with the State Government and LASU management for the institution to make it competitive among notable universities in the world.

Governor Sanwo-Olu during the sitting announced a donation of two brand new big buses to the Student Union to ease movement around the campus as well as other gadgets and equipment for students' use.

He said: "I want to tell you that we are in this journey together and together, we will build the biggest university in the whole of Africa and it will compete with the greatest universities in the entire world.

"I feel highly honoured that all of you have turned out in large numbers to come and see the possibilities of what we can do collectively.

"This arcade will provide the right atmosphere for the leadership of the Student Union of LASU and opportunity for students management better relationship. It would provide an opportunity to engage with the wonderful youths in LASU, because this is also a building to develop the future leaders that are leaders here today."

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