Inspiring! Lagos House of Reps set to host UNILAG's graduate, Ayodele Dada

By Kemi Mobuse - Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ayodele Dada; The University of Lagos graduate who finished with a perfect CGPA of 5.0 is set to meet with members of the federal House of Representatives, in this month of March as previously arranged.

Ayodele who studied Psychology, broke the school’s record, becoming the first ever graduate of the school to have a perfect CGPA. The feat brought him into the public eye, making him a topic for discussion in the past few weeks.

According to reports, the House sees Ayodele’s achievement as an inspiration, and decided he should be celebrated as a means to encourage other students. He would reportedly be ushered in to sit among members of the House, for special recognition. 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.” 
 In a letter written by Leader of the House, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, he urged the lawmakers to honour Dada.

Here’s what he 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.”

According to Punch, the session which was set to hold on March 22, has been postponed because the House would not be sitting.

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