The House of Representatives will be recognising the exceptional academic performance of a graduate of the University of Lagos, Mr. Ayodele Dada – who finished with a perfect CGPA of 5.0 – at one of its sessions.
The event, which had been scheduled for March 22 was shifted by the House because it would not be sitting.
Dada, who studied Psychology, broke the school’s record, becoming the first ever graduate of the institution to have a perfect CGPA.
The rare feat beamed the spotlight on him, making him a topic for discussion, particularly in the academic community in the country in the past weeks.
The House views Dada’s unique performance as inspirational and should be celebrated to encourage other students.
A senior legislative official told Punch correspondent: “He will be ushered in and a motion will be moved to honour the young man, during which members will speak on Dada’s achievement.”
Also speaking on the need to honour Dada, the Leader of the House, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, said:
“In the last two weeks, Nigeria and Nigerians have been inundated with the news of the incredible performance of Mr. Ayodele Dada, a student of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, who set a new academic record by graduating with a 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average. The first time ever in the university and perhaps Nigeria’s history.
“I believe, as leaders and as a country, it is time we started celebrating our successes, particularly in a period of great national despondency that has enveloped us for years now.
“As a House, I believe we should recognise, celebrate and commend Mr. Ayodele so as to encourage him and give hope and inspiration to many others.
“To this end, I wish you join me as we suspend the House rules to invite Mr. Ayodele Dada to the floor of the House on March 22 to honour the young man and his remarkable achievement.
“His story is compelling and inspirational to the youth and he represents and mirrors the hope of our tomorrow.”