Five Students Benefits From Awori Intellectuals School Of Nursing Scholarship
Five students today benefited from the Awori Intellectuals(AI) scholarship scheme. The first phase of the scheme which is targeted towards having more students who had decided to chose Nursing as a career in the prestigious University College of Heath, Ibadan.
Presenting the award on behalf of Awori Intellectuals, the Awori Natives Coalition President, Mr. Oye Taiwo showered encomium on members of AI. He added that it is a good step in the right direction because the scheme is aimed at raising the intellectual capacities of Awori youths. He further charged the beneficiaries to be good ambassadors and to return as members of Awori Intellectuals in the next coming days after they must have completed their studies.
In his own speech, Barrister(Ustaz) Ali lauded the efforts of AI, adding that it is a great challenge to the elders and Awori and other stakeholders. He further stated that if those whom they perceived as leaders refuse to live up to expectation, then the youths, through AI have demonstrated that they are capable of being entrusted with their tomorrow. He charged members of AI not to further ask God for anything apart from just their regular prayers in that their action through the scholarship scheme is a pointer to the fact that they deserved to be compensated by God.
The president of AI, Prince Olusesi Sulaimon while speaking on behalf of his group said he was humbled to have stood before the gathering of ANC to present the award. He said AI was established about 9-years ago because he and his members were tired of reading from the book of Lamentation. He said they came together because they wanted to redefine the identity of Aworis. Mr. Olusesi had the supporters of the scheme to thank, most especially, Prince Kola Salako, Mr. Oye Taiwo and ANC members among others who brought from their hard earned money to support the scheme. He however lamented that the scheme could have been expanded if they had had more support from concerned individuals.
One of the parents of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Adebo Olaide who spoke with Voice Awori expressed her joy with the coordinators of Awori Intellectuals. She said it is a dream come true for her and her daughter because she had tried so hard to get the form before now but all her efforts proved abortive. She however said though she is from Yewa extraction but married to an Awori man, she has henceforth decided to be identified with Aworis.
Also speaking with VOA, Mrs. Olaonipekun Aishat who is also a parent of one of the beneficiaries lauded the effort of the organizers of the scheme. She tasked them not to relent in their effort in making an Awori land a habitable abode for all and sundry.
Adebo Mutiat, a beneficiary, while speaking with VOA said she could not hide her expressions and how happy she was with the organizers and sponsors of the scheme. In her words, “I promise not to only be the best graduating student among my colleagues, but also to own one of the best hospitals upon the completion of my studies”.
Other beneficiaries of the scheme who also bore their minds in various opinions includes; Adegbite Adenike, Adebisi Adedamola, Agbede Aishat, Olanipekun Moridiyat.