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Ex CBN Director, Omuya Challenges Wealthy Nigerians To Assist Indigents Students

Former Board member of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Chief Joshua Ozigi Omuya has challenged wealthy Nigerians, particularly, from Ebiraland in Kogi State to assist indigent students in their educational pursuit.
Chief Omuya, who spoke yesterday, October 10 while giving out cheques for students being sponsored at various higher institutions in Nigeria, spearheaded by his Chief JO Omuya Foundation Scholarship Scheme, said that many students of poor parents or who are orphans needed to be assisted to realise their potentials.
He said that he decided to institute the Scholarship as a way of showing appreciation to God who lifted him from similar fate when he was growing up, and also to the kindhearted ones that came to his rescue.
Chief Omuya advised the benefiting students to remember the upcoming ones in similar condition when they too become something in life.
This was even as the chairman of the event, Alhaji Isa Ozi Salami commended Chief Omuya for his kindheartedness and determination always to assisting the less privileged in the society.
Isa Ozi Salami, who had held several public offices in Nigerian, including the top management position at the old Peugeot Assembly Plant in Kaduna, echoed the call on wealthy Nigerians to assist indigent but brilliant students to realize their dream of quality education.
The chairman of the scholarship section of the Chief JO Omuya Foundation, Mr. Emmanuel Omadivi said that the scheme was launched in 2014 and has been sustained yearly.
He said that 64 students have so far enjoyed will continue to enjoy the scheme till they graduate as long as they maintain high level of academic excellence, which is the major yardstick in selecting them for the scheme in the first place.
“To all beneficiaries, endeavour to be good ambassadors of the Foundation and plan how you are going to give back to your fellow humans in future when you are blessed.”

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