No fewer than 300 Students of tertiary institutions of Kwara descent are beneficiaries of scholarship award from SOBI FM boss, Mallam Lukman Mustapha.
This revelation was made by the parent of one of the beneficiaries, Master Kamaldeen Jimoh on Sunday in appreciation of his philanthropic gesture.
An emotional Hajia Jimoh who is the only surviving parent of Kamaldeen, described how life have been unfair to the family after the demise of her husband in 2012, adding that providing for the needs of Kamaldeen and his siblings have been an herculean task.
She said “I just don’t know how to appreciate you sir, when my son was offered admission to study medicine in University of Ilorin, I was happy and sad at the same time, because I had no realistic way of paying the tuition fee and other requirements, but with your assistance I am happy I’ll one day be called Mummy doctor”.
Hajia Jimoh in her prayers beseeched almighty Allah to continue to enrich and bless Mallam Lukman Mustapha and the entire Fresh Insight Foundation who facilitated the scholarship from the generous Sobi boss.
Mallam Lukman Mustapha while narrating the rationale behind granting Kamaldeen full scholarship, he said “When I got the message from the Director General of Fresh Insight Foundation, Com. Abdulrasheed Akogun, I was touched because I know how competitive Unilorin admission is, not to talk of medicine admission.
“My wife wanted to study medicine in University of Ilorin, but her cutoff mark was her undoing, so I know the importance of this admission and that is why I decided to assist him realise his ambition of becoming a doctor.
“All our hospitals are nothing to write home about, we have dearth of manpower in the health sector, we can’t afford to loss the opportunity of having Kamaldeen miss out because of lack of money. I have been sponsoring no fewer than 300 students to higher institutions in Nigeria for the past 15 years with almost 150 of them are students of University of Ilorin, but Kamaldeen’s case is a break away from the norm” he stressed.
He however adviced Kamaldeen to be very studious so as to come out in flying colours, stressing that getting medicine admission doesn’t give him a guarantee he’ll be a doctor, adding that Kamaldeen must cultivate the habit of visiting hospitals at intervals to understand the enormity of the task ahead of him.