by Our Reporter
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, (ACN Lagos Central), yesterday presented a cheque of N108 million to the Lagos State University (LASU) as grant from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
Mr Jerry Olatunbosun, Media Officer of the institution, disclosed this in a statement made available in Lagos.
Olatunbosun said the money was meant for the development of the institution.
Senator Tinubu is a member, Senate Committee on Education.
The statement said Senator Tinubu decided to give the grant, despite the fact that the university was located outside her constituency, as a sign of love.
Quoting Senator Tinubu, it said: “The bond between us– the senators representing the state at the National Assembly– is a strong one that cannot be thwarted by allocations.
“We agreed on the grant; it could be the turn of another senatorial district to make concession for my district or another tomorrow.“
The statement added that Senator Tinubu hailed her colleagues, who she said supported her to ensure that the special intervention grant was given to LASU.
Olatunbosun said that Sen. Ganiyu Olarewaju, (ACN Lagos West) accompanied Senator Tinubu to present the cheque. He said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Obafunwa, assured that the fund would be spent judiciously.
The statement identified specific projects the university plans to undertake to include the Language Laboratory and TOS Benson Hall.