By Stephen Adoga
As part of effort to encourage full participation and carry along the Alumnus of the University of Lagos, the leadership of the Lagos branch of the association was on Wednesday hosted by Senator Ganiyu Solomon in his Lagos residence.
The visit, according to the media unit of the association, was part of the strategies initiated by the present executives to woo the support of distinguished Alumnus for the development objectives of the prestigious University.
The delegation led by its chairman, Dr Benjamin Oluwatosin Olowojebutu, used the occasion to reaffirm their pledge to enthrone values, integrity and positive impacts in all their efforts to grow the university.
Senator Ganiyu, a revered grassroots politician and distinguished Alumnus of Unilag from the Department of Political Science advised the executives on positive trajectories of transformational leadership. He accentuated that the executives should form tactical coalition with stakeholders in advancing the interest of the University of Lagos.
The former Chairman of Mushin Local Government Area, Member of Federal House of Representatives and Senator expressed his pride in being one of the graduates of the institution. In his words, “I am proud to be an Alumnus of the prestigious University of Lagos and I publicly declare it everywhere I go across the globe. The host said he will continue to support the developmental quest of the University.”
Senator Ganiyu popularly called “GOS” promised to mobilize his friends and other renowned Alumni to support all the programs and projects of the association.
Dr Benjamin Oluwatosin Olowojebutu, meanwhile, used the opportunity to give progressive reports of his leadership since ascending the chairmanship seat of the association. He said they have successfully hosted two events, which include leadership retreat for the executives and sensitization on COVID 19.
Senator Ganiyu Solomon was presented with a painted portrait of his image in appreciation of his progressive contributions to the development of Unilag.