By: Akadiri Ademola Emmanuel
Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kogi State, Pharmacist Abdulkareem Moh’d Jamiu Asuku has awarded scholarship to 10 Kogi State youths.
Prince Siyaka Abdulrahim Ohindase, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Energy, who confirmed the information, explained that the scholarship recipients would study courses ranging from Electrical/Electronics Technology, Network and Security System, Cyber Security, Computer Engineering, Computer Programing, Web Development and Plumbing, Fittings Arc welding and Special welding at the Nigeria Korea Friendship Institute of Vocational and Advanced Technology, Lokoja.
Prince Ohindase asserted that the recently appointed Director General, Tinubu/Shetima Campaign Council – Kogi State Chapter, has keen interest in supporting educational development of young persons, stressing that the scholarship came on the heels of such conviction.
He noted that such gesture from Pharm. Asuku was one amongst many of his support for the education of youths and young persons in the State, noting that his Foundation, Pharmacist Abdulkareem Asuku Youth Empowerment Foundation (PAAYEF), has recorded several beneficiaries who have also been empowered to establish themselves in their respective society.
Reacting to the news, Rector, Nigeria-Korea Friendship Institute (NKFI), Mr. Charles Toyin Williams lauded the kind gesture of the Chief of Staff, stressing that he has given the beneficiaries a life changing opportunity to give themselves vocational education and highly skilled employable certification.
He stated that Pharm. Asuku has again shown his disposition towards the empowerment drive of young persons, pointing out that he has not relent in adding his meaningful quota to the lives of the people.
While urging other political leaders and office holders to emulate the goodwill of the Chief of Staff, he admonished the beneficiaries to make the most of the lifetime opportunity given to them.