LASU VC says Tinubu's donation for the complex will mark the maiden edition of the Ahmed Bola Tinubu Spirit of Africa Awards.
The University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun announced the development at a press conference on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
The VC according to NAN said the donation was to mark the maiden edition of the Ahmed Bola Tinubu Spirit of Africa Awards, instituted by the institution to honour the statesman.
Fagbohun said that the awards had been slated for September 27 adding that President Muhammadu Buhari was expected at the event.
The VC said, “The former visitor to our university, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has fully bought into this vision of our institution by accepting this event to be an annual event in his honour.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has long been a champion of a progressive cause in Nigeria and is a committed Pan-Africanist.
“His advocacy for anti-poverty initiatives in ending all forms of ethnic and religious biases in Nigeria is well known,”
“We will be hosting eminent personalities across the African continent, including heads of government, leaders in both private and public sectors and policy makers from all walks of life.”
The Vice-Chancellor added that a former U.S. envoy, Mr Walter Carrington, had been chosen to lead a team of respected individuals to select people to be honoured at the event.
As part of effort to provide more infrastructural facilities for students, the management of the university recently announced that the university is ready to deliver a 6,000-bed space accommodation for the students.
The VC made this known while receiving a team of newsmen from the Independent Newspapers on Monday, March 26, 2018.
The hostel project, which is said to be under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement is expected to be completed in the next 18 months.