Governor Sanwoolu Joins Other Prominent Nigerians To Celebrate UNILAG, VC, ON his Birthday

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, has stressed the need for young  Nigerians to follow the path of dignity and honour to pursue their goals and aspirations.
Mr Sanwoolu said this would enable them to achieve sustainable prosperity, bring peace of mind, and attract blessings and commendations from the public.
The governor emphasized this at the public presentation of a book titled “Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe at Sixty,  audacity of resilience” to celebrate the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Unilag.
The over one hundred page-book chronicles the life of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Profesor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, covering his humble beginning as the son of a retired soldier, the obstacles he faced as an undergraduate that made him study a course that was not his choice, extra efforts he put in to succeed and his trust in God, all of which contributed in bringing him to the enviable height as the twelfth Vice-Chancellor of the Unilag.
The book also contains all the outstanding research works of the VC and his efforts in sustaining Unilag as an institution of global repute.
Governor Sanwoolu, who was the Special Guest at the occasion, described Professor Ogundipe as a distinguished Nigerian whose lifestyle of humble beginning, hard work, consistency and trust in God should be emulated by all, especially young people for a better society.
According to the governor, the success story of the VC is a clear testament that one does not necessarily need to be born with a silver spoon to become successful, but dedication to training and retraining oneself while trusting and believing in God for a breakthrough.
Governor Sanwoolu revealed that approval had been given to establish two more universities in Lagos, to enable more Nigerians to access tertiary education.
He seized the occasion to also call for the improvement of the curricular of higher institutions in the country, to enable the production of graduates that have the necessary practical knowledge and skills to create wealth, thereby eliminating the current situation whereby some graduates are believed to be unemployable, because of lack of practical knowledge.
The chairman of the occasion, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, called on the country’s leaders to focus on the youths and build a befitting future.
Reviewing the book, the Editor in Chief, The Guardian, Mr Martins Oloja, said it is “a work in progress” but rich enough to provide readers with all they needed to know to succeed.
The celebrant, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, was all smiles when he expressed his gratitude to Governor Sanwoolu, other guests and those behind the book for celebrating him in such a special way. 
The book is a project by a group of scholars, “Committee of Friends of the VC, UNILAG, Professor Oluwatoyin Temitope”.
The book was scheduled for public presentation last year when the VC turned 60, but it was not due to the covid19 lockdown in the country.

Gov. Sanwo-olu

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