A futuristic group in Urhobo, Delta State, a social club known as Atamu has given 10 students from different institutions of higher learning across the country scholarship awards.
In his welcome address, the president of Atamu Social Club of Nigeria, Mr Johnson Agagbo, said: “As a futuristic group, we see Nigeria’s tomorrow as one belonging to those who possess the right knowledge and skill. We, therefore, consider it our sacred duty to ensure that the Urhobo Nation is not trapped in the past and left behind when the rest of the nation advances to occupy positions of advantage in the future that is already beckoning.
“That clearly explains why we feel strongly that for the Urhobo Nation to move triumphantly into the glorious future of Nigeria, our youths must be ready educationally. Yet, most of our youths who possess the intellectual potential to do us proud lack the financial capacity to take any practical step forward in that direction.”
Beneficiaries who were present at the presentation of cheques, held at Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ikeja, include Ogidigbo Ruth, Ogboru Tessy, Clement Onaepoberuo, Ayiofor Loveth, Etaoghene Mudiaga and Ighomrore Hope.
One of the beneficiaries who is a student of Delta State University, Abraka, (Loveth) stated that the money would be used for her academic “like buying of textbooks, fixing other issues, which is the main purpose for the money. I will as well appreciate God.”
Patron of the club, Chief Charles Majoroh, described the event as one that should be emulated by all social cultural groups for rapid development of the country, saying “I think Atamu should be commended for their effort in making this project a success. Those who do not have but need education can still have it if every social cultural group can do this. It is a fantastic idea and it should be encouraged because giving money to people who are indigent is a way of ensuring that all persons get education. I am very impressed with it.”
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