The Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello Bello, mni, NPOM has beckoned on the Alumni Association, stakeholders and others, to join its administration, for the realisation of the University becoming the best in West Africa.

This call was part of her address at the Coconut Breaking and Cultural Festival, a pre-convocation event of the ongoing 27th  Convocation Ceremony held on Monday, 3rd June, 2024 at the Badagry entrance gate, main campus, Ojo, Lagos.

The LASU Czar, talking to the alumni, stated that "As an association, you are supposed to participate actively in the institution's development, such that will bring monumental growth to your alma mater."

She added that the University was willing to partner with the Alumni and other stakeholders to fast track the realisation of the vision of LASU becoming the best University in West Africa within the next two years, adding that it is attainable because its administration is on the right path. She informed that since she came on board as the Vice Chancellor, many landmark projects had been inaugurated.

Professor Olatunji-Bello implored the alumni to attract further development to the university through goodwill by facilitating the construction of Independent Power Plant, Large Lecture Halls, Ultra Modern Computer Based Test Centres, as well as provision of security gadgets and more. This she noted would facilitate the attainment of the strategic goals of the university. The Vice Chancellor, in her closing remarks, applauded the alumni for sustaining the event and wished it a successful 27th Convocation Ceremony.

In his remarks, the President, LASU Alumni, Major General Cecil Esekhaigbe (rtd), represented by Prof. Olugbenga Oladimeji averred the event symbolises the rich culture of the state and the location of the university.

"Together, let us break open new possibilities, just as we break this coconut at this ceremony today. We wish you the graduating set a successful celebration and trusting God for your accomplishments in the years to come, so, you can be able to give back to your Alma Mater," he stated.

The highlight of the event was the breaking of coconut and offering of prayers for the University, Lagos State, and the Country at large.

The Vice Chancellor, other Principal Officers of the university, the Alumni, Deans of Faculties and Schools, Directors of Centres, Chairman and Members of Ceremonies Committee, IBILE Group, and the Students' Union, all took turns, one after the other, to break coconuts and offered prayers. 

Other side attraction include the cutting of the cake by the Vice Chancellor, supported by the principal officers and others.

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