THE PRINCE OF PHILANTHROPY PUTS SMILES ON THE FACES OF DELTA NORTH STUDENTS.
By Iroroh Frank.
Last weekend was a tense one, obviously, there was tension and palpable apprehension within the political firmament in some States of the Federation. It was gritty in Delta State, but the optimism was positive as Deltans enthusiastically prepared to renew the mandate of their high performing Governor, H. E. Senator, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, they eventually made it, the SMART GOVERNOR was reelected with overwhelming votes, congratulations, Deltans, Okowa won. You won.
So, while the political hustling and bustling goes on elsewhere, the situation at Mount Ned Nwoko Resort, Idumuje Ugboko, the palatial compound of Delta north most flamboyant political enigma, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko, was electrifying beehive.
Thursday was the day, the initiator and financier of OPERATION RETURN OKOWA 2019 and Vice Chairman, Delta State PDP Campaign Council, reinforced his resolved to leave no stone untouched to ensure the ROADMASTER, was reelected for a second term.
The promise keeper played host to thousands of Focus groups and in the end, doled out tens of millions of Naira to them for the Governorship election logistics.
Then, came Friday when the Prince of philanthropy, yet again took the central stage to do what he does best, give, give and give.
On that very day, the benevolent Star Prince of Anioma, touched many homes with happiness as he put smiles on the faces of thousands of Delta North students.
More than a thousand students of Delta north extraction benefited from his ‘Ned Nwoko Foundation’ scholarship awards.
The award recipients covered students at all levels. From secondary schools, College of Education, Polytechnics and Universities across the country.
His speech on the occasion, detailed his true motives. Hear him, “what is happening today is a continuation of what I have been doing for a very long time. Years back, I instituted an endowment fund, to help the less privilege, the elderly and widows in our society to meet their daily life challenges. The endowment fund also included scholarships for students.
I have awarded scholarships to many students because I believe education to be the best thing you can do for a child. Education raised people above ignorance, superstition and disease.
Our children most be well educated for this country to develop and compete with other countries of the world. I have remained focus on ensuring that no child in Delta north is denied of education because he or she does not have the means to go to school.
We have awarded scholarships to hundreds of students in the first and second trench of the scholarship award programme. It is an ongoing process.
However, in this batch, we have decided to make it public to give the people a glimpse of what we are doing.
In the past we have issued cash to beneficiaries, but we have discovered that some of the funds are misused along the line. For this reason, we have decided to do it differently to ensure that the funds are managed properly and utilized for which it was meant. We are opening bank accounts for the recipients. So the Bankers are right here to collect your details after which your award will be remitted into your account immediately. Feel comfortable, I am giving you N5million for your transport fare, thank you”. … Prince Ned Nwoko.
Students at the universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education got between N400,000.00 to N500,000.00 each, while those at the secondary school received N100,000.00 each and at the end of the third trench of the scholarship award, a total of a thousand Delta north students smile home with the sum of N50million, not including the N5million for their transport fare back to their various schools.
The occasion was witnessed by many dignitaries and Nollywood stars. Some of the dignitaries were; Hon. Barr. Chiedu Ebie, the Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Comrade Akamesike Manuel Okonne, the founder and Chief Messenger, Anioma Voice Worldwide incorporated.