Businessman Awards Scholarships To Seven Delsu Students, Bags Award

BY JOSHUA ERUBAMI
AS part of efforts to promote academic excellence among students in tertiary institutions, the owner/operator of Steve Nnam Motors Limited, Chief Stephen Onwugbonu Nnamdi has awarded scholarships to seven social science students of the Delta State University, Abraka.
While explaining the rationale behind the scholarship award, Chief Nnamdi said that it is imperative for excellence and hard work to be recognized among students, saying that it is the most efficient way to stimulate their interest in scholarly researches which, he said, is dwindling among Nigerian youths.
Chief Nnamdi, who made this declaration on the occasion of the formal welcome and orientation party of SOSSA to new entrants of the faculty, also said that students should engage in skills acquisition and embrace entrepreneurship as the alternative to white collar jobs which he affirmed to be in short supply.
He said that the scholarship will be enjoyed by the best final year student in each of the seven departments in the faculty and requested the management of the faculty to compile and forward the names of the deserving beneficiaries to him.
The alumnus of the university said he decided to felicitate with the students because he wanted to explore the opportunity to give them the right value orientation that they needed to face the world realistically. He opined that the spate of unemployment challenge that is facing the country is as result of the desires of the citizenry to get already made products and services without a commensurate effort to achieve same through hard work.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the students union of the faculty presented the veteran transporter with an award in recognition of his strides in the transportation sector and for being a worthy alumnus of the university.
While presenting the award on behalf of the students’ leaders, the Director of Weekend Degree Programme, Prof. Augustus Atubi appreciated him (Nnamdi) for his gestures and urged students of the faculty to emulate his entrepreneurial feat.