Sunday Dare, Nigerian minister of youth and sports, has promised to award “a full scholarship” to young Nigerian lady Jennifer Efemonghe after being impressed by her hardworking spirit.
The minister made this known on Thursday, May 20, in a statement via a series of tweets by his special adviser on ICT and corporate relations, Oluwakemi Ann-Melody Areola.
Efemonghe shot into the limelight following an interview with Legit TV where the 20-year-old student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo state revealed that she always went to construction sites to get her regular “2k.”
The 200l student of banking and finance, who said she was initially embarrassed after being mocked by her friends, said she was doing a labourer job to help finance her education and help her less-privileged family.
Dare said Efemonghe will be seen through the remaining years in the universities, adding that “both her tuition and accommodation bills” will be catered for.
“The Minister has committed to paying both her tuition and accommodation bills till she leaves the institution in 3 years time.
“His only requests to the 20yr old are that she should be a good representative of the youth by achieving academic excellence.
“The Minister admonished her to no longer return to the menial labour cement carrying field job but face her studies with all passion,” part of the statement read.
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