Keke Rider Gets 250m Scholarship for Returning Lost N15m

Filed in News by on March 5, 2024 0 Comments

A 23-year-old Kano-based commercial Tricyclist, Awwalu Salisu has been offered a scholarship up to PhD level to the tune of N250 million.

He got the scholarshp after he returned a cash of N15 million left in his tricycle by a Chadian businessman in 2023.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, was the first to offer Awwalu scholarship at the Abuja-based Baze University up to PhD level.

Thereafter, Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umar Bago said the Labour Party cannot be allowed to outshine the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and then Bago announced a N250m scholarship award to Awwalu to appreciate his act of honesty and to encourage other young Nigerians to imbibe the virtue.

He said Awwalu will get a N50m scholarship each from him personally, President Bola Tinubu, his Ministers, APC Governors Forum and Niger State government. Bago added that he would name one of the road projects he was undertaking in Niger State after the Kano Keke rider.

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