Man Who Returned Missing N15m Gets N250m Scholarship

Awwalu Salisu, a 23-year-old commercial tricyclist from Kano who returned N15 million in cash left on his tricycle by a Chadian businessman in 2023, has been granted a scholarship worth N250 million to study up to the PhD level. This appears to be a competitive gesture.

Awwalu was celebrated by LEADERSHIP Media Group on Tuesday at its annual conference and awards ceremony as the winner of its ‘Outstanding Young Person of the Year 2023’ Award due to his rare act of honesty.

A fellow awardee and presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, who was honoured as the LEADERSHIP Politician of the Year 2023, was the first to offer Awwalu scholarship at the Abuja-based Baze University up to PhD level.

Thereafter, Niger State governor and co- winner of LEADERSHIP Governor of the Year Award, Mohammed Umar Bago, jocularly reacted by saying Labour Party cannot be allowed to outshine the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Bago consequently 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 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 road projects he was undertaking in Niger State after the Kano Keke rider.


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