…Also Honoured by the National Assembly and MTNEkiti State-born Ayodele Dada who smashed past academic records in UNILAG by scoring the maximum 5.0 CPGA has been handed his first Million by philanthropist, Mr Akin Alabi.
Ayodele was Invited to speak at the just concluded Youth Conference hosted by Akin Alabi at Eko Hotel & Suites.
The egg-head was also recently hosted by Chief Dele Momodu of Ovation International and due to his educational excellence, Ayodele Dada has been recognized by MTN, Unilag Alumni among others.
Dada obtained a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.00 to emerge the best graduate in the history of the 54-year-old university. Celebrating his academic excellence, one of Nigeria’s Telecommunications giant MTN Nigeria invited Ayodele and awarded him with the latest Samsung phone, his own personalized phone number and airtime for 2016.
According to Kemi Filani, Dr. Sunny Kuku on behalf the Unilag Alumini awarded Ayodele Dada, a sum of N 500, 000 for attaining the height of academic excellence in the University. Describing his success, the graduant disclosed that he did not have to be a genius to achieve such excellence.
Ayodele said: “I do not have to be a genius to get the results of a genius. I believe everyone can achieve whatever they want to achieve in life. The best way to serve God is through excellence in whatever we do. However, we all cannot be doctors, engineers, pharmacists, among others. So to my colleagues, I urge them to remain steadfast in their various undertakings in life.”
Ayo Dada, was also honoured by the House of Representatives.
The honour bestowed on Mr. Dada followed a motion by the Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila.
“I believe as leaders and as a country it’s time we start 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 recognize, celebrate and commend Mr. Ayodele so as to encourage him and give hope and inspiration to many others.
“To this end, I wish for you to join me as we suspend the House rules to invite Mr Ayodele Dada to the floor of the House on Tuesday 22nd March 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,” Mr. Gbajabiamila said urging the House.
Following the adoption of the motion, the lawmakers took turns to eulogise the honouree who was invited to stand before the lawmakers.
Mr. Dada was given a standing ovation by the lawmakers.
Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES after his appearance at the chamber of the House, he said “I was just standing there (House), feeling it was a dream and wishing it didn’t end.”
“Given my humble background, I never envisioned receiving a standing ovation from people I watched on TV. I am completely appreciative.”
He expressed “special gratitude” to Mr. Gbajabimiala.
Other prizes won by Ayodele Daniel Dada includes the Vice-Chancellor’s prize, Dean’s prize, UNILAG Parent Forum prize and Tony Elumelu Legacy Prize. Ayodele who studied Psychology in Unilag, added that he has been approached by about five good firms in Lagos for employment but he is yet to choose which one he would be working with.