LASU Honours Prince Tajudeen Olusi With Doctor of Literature 

… Fashola To Deliver Convocation Lecture

 The Senate of the Lagos State University,  LASU, will confer Honorary Doctor of Literature (History Education and Community  Development) Honoraris Causa, on Prince Tajudeen Oluyole Olusi at the 27th Convocation Ceremony holding this Thursday, 6th June, 2024.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello said that the award is in recognition and appreciation of his immense contributions towards the development of Lagos State in particular and Nigeria in general. 

Prof. Olatunji-Bello added that, apart from the 89 doctorate awardees, it would confer honorary doctorate degrees on four eminent Nigerians for their invaluable contributions to the development of Nigeria.

Prince Olusi, an Elder Statesman is a distinguished community leader and an accomplished Author who is deeply committed to uplifting the lives of individuals within his community, the state and Nigeria in general.

With a rich heritage as a Prince, he has dedicated his life to serving others and promoting peace, unity, and progress. Through extensive community engagement initiatives and insightful publications, including renowned works such as ‘A Short History of Obaship in Lagos’ and ‘Essays and Evidences Relating to Lagos Obaship and Chieftaincies,’ Prince Olusi  has demonstrated a profound understanding of our cultural heritage and a passion for sharing knowledge. 

His leadership, dedication, and contributions have left a lasting impact on the community, earning him recognition and respect as a beacon of hope and positive change. 

Also, his skills in Leadership and Strategic Planning, Community Engagement and Development, Research and Writing, Public Speaking and Communication, Cultural Heritage and History Expertise, Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution, Mentorship and Guidance Experience have impacted positively on younger generations. 

Prince Olusi attended ANSAR UD DEEN COLLEGE, ISOLO and LAGOS CENTER FOR HIGHER STUDIES and actively engaged in various community development initiatives aimed at improving the livelihoods of residents. 

He served as the Secretary, Ilupesi Board of Trustees, Secretary, Lagos Aborigine Society (1964 -2003), Foundation member, Eko Akete Association, Lagos State School of Nursing’s Community Representative, Member Lagos State Board Established for FESTAC, Secretary Lagos State Boat Regatta Board, Honorable Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Tourism in Lagos – (1994- 1996), Councillor, Lagos Town Council, Councillor, Lagos City Council, Councillor, Lagos Island Local Government (1962 – 1966), Elected Chairman Lagos Island Local Government – 1976 ( annulled by the then military government ), Elected Member of the Federal House of Representatives 1979 and again in 1983 (Lagos Island Federal Constituency 1).

In addition,  Prince Olusi was the Secretary of the Action Group Youth Lagos Island, Secretary, Action Group Olowogbowo Constituency and Member, Lagos State Executive body of the Action Group headed by Chief (Dr) Akanni Doherty as Chairman of the party.

He was also the Secretary of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) Lagos Island, Secretary Unity Party of Nigeria, Central Senatorial District, Vice Chairman, Social Democratic Party (SDP) Lagos State and Lagos State Chairman, Social Democratic Party, 1992 -1994. 

Prince served as National Vice Chairman of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Southwest and Chairman, Governor’s Advisory Council, Lagos State. 

In the area of religion and Spiritual Contribution, Prince is the Baba Adinni of Zumratul Islamiyah Society (National), a Recipient of Ansar Ud Deen Society of Nigeria National Award, Baba Adinni of Oke Arin. Lagos Island, Baba Adinni of Apa Kingdom Badagry Division, Baba Adinni of Sangotedo Eti-Osa, Jagunmolu Adinni of Sangotedo Eti-osa, Chairman Muslim Community of Lagos State Division among others.

Many publications are in Prince’s credit, such as; A Short History of Obaship in Lagos – A seminar work shedding light on the historical significance and 

evolution of traditional leadership in Lagos, Essays and Evidences Relating to Lagos Obaship and Chieftaincies- offering valuable insights into 

the cultural heritage and administrative structures of Lagos, Do Not Be a Low Mean Man: The Story of a Prince of Peace – An autobiography which chronicles his life journey and dedication to promoting peace and harmony within the community, Eternal Friendship – A photobiography which includes the exploration of his remarkable journey, spanning his early upbringing, his noble lineage as a prince, his unwavering commitment to community service, and his profound impact on the lives of countless individuals. 

He has received many awards including Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) as well as Traditional Title as Baba Oba of Apa Kingdom in Badagry Division of Lagos State. 

Prince Samuel Adedoyin will also be given Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Commerce, Industry and National Development) Honoris Causa

The VC added that in the area of infrastructural development, it had, with solid support of the Lagos State Government and well-meaning individuals, expanded its infrastructure base with new buildings.

“Worthy of mention are the Femi Gbajabiamila Conference Centre, LASU ACEITSE STEM Education laboratory building and Samuel Adedoyin ICT Centre recently handed over to the University.

The awardees are: Distinguished Prof. Martins Anetekhai, who would be honored as an Emeritus Professor, and Prof. Amidu Sanni honoured as Distinguished Professor.

The convocation lecture will be chaired by Emeritus Prof. Peter Okebukola, who was a distinguished Professor of Science and Computer Education until retirement from the university.

The former Minister of Works and Housing, Dr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), is to deliver the 27th Convocation Lecture.

 Visitor to the institution who was conferred with Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Urban and Rural Community Development and Youth Empowerment) at the last convocation will speak on: “Embracing the Future: Navigating the Intersection of Technology and Humanity.”

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