$5,000: LASU Wins Millennium Oceans Global Prize


$5,000: LASU Wins Millennium Oceans Global Prize

The Lagos State University, represented by five students from the department of Fisheries, has emerged winner of the 2022 annual Millennium Oceans prize worth Five Thousand United States Dollars ($5,000).

The award winners – Adeyemi Michael Akanbi, Dawodu Fareed, Obadare Samuel Adenekan, Adebola Rasheedat Adewale and Precious Onyeka Nkwor, were supervised by Dr. Ayofe M. Hammed and Dr. Kafayat A. Fakoya, both Associate Professors in the Department of Fisheries, LASU.

LASU’s application/campaign tagged “Lagos Plastic Revolution” emerged best among applications received from over 200 universities in 53 countries across the globe in the annual competition organised by Millenium Campus Network and Remmer Family Foundation.

The Lagos Plastic Revolution (LPR) campaign, which won the prize is a students movement aimed at reducing the menace of plastic litters ending up in Lagos waterways, starting with the three campuses of Lagos State University as case studies. It is expected that the plastics collected would be processed into paving stones for building constructions.

Sponsors of the prize, MCN, is a global students network advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with headquarters in Boston, Massachussets, USA, while Remmer Family Foundation, based in Jacksonville, USA is a private charitable foundation committed to providing opportunities to make differences in communities.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, congratulates the students and their supervisors on the prize. She avers that the feat would further strengthen the university’s soaring global reputation and serve as a motivation for other students of the University.

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