Yuletide: Ikorodu monarch doles out N15m as scholarship awards to students


By Abimbola Joseph

CITIZENS COMPASS —Oba Kabir Shotobi, the traditional ruler  (Ayangburen) of Ikorodu, Lagos State, has doled out N15 million scholarship awards to primary school pupils.

The monarch appealed to parents to return to God and impact morals in their children and

He made the appeal during  the award ceremony organised by his wife at the palace on Sunday in Ikorodu, Lagos.

The Citizens Compass reports that six pupils from different primary schools were awarded scholarships which covers tuition fee and accomodation in their choice secondary school.

The beneficiaries received free school bags containing exercise books and learning materials, including N10,000 cash, cheques for N50,000 was also given to each parents for other expenses.

Shotobi said the essence of the scholarship was to ignite hope of the less privileged in the society and also to appreciate God since becoming the paramount ruler of Ikorodu Kingdom.

“We use the scholarship to appreciate God since I ascended on the throne of my forefathers with my wife.

“In the past, Olori used to celebrate Yuletide with over 300 school pupils in a very big way.

“Due to paucity of funds we changed it to scholarship and since then,  she is consistent on it since four years ago.

“Some passionate individuals and organisations have supported us to encourage the less priveledged in the society,” the traditional ruler said.

Earlier, Olori Kudirat Shotobi, popularly known as treasure of Ikorodu Kingdom, commended all the pupils for their performance during exams and encouraged parents to impact the word of God into their wards.

She appreciated and commended everybody who contributed in any measure to the success of the event with a promise to consistently put smile on people’s faces and called for support from people to increase the gesture.

Also, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, Chief Learning Officer of KIT and KIN Primary School who supported the programme, lauded the effort of the ruler and his wife as cheerful givers.

According to him, some individuals, organisations and The Diaspora want to invest in the programme but are looking for a credible platform for partnership.

Parents of the beneficiaries, who were in a joyful mood, appreciated the Olori and ruler for their kind gestures with showers of prayers.

The overall winner of Ayangburen annual spelling bee competition, Miss Marvelous Chaeri, won N12 million


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