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Atiku honours pledge, awards full scholarship to Onukaba Ojo's son

Atiku honours pledge, awards full scholarship to Onukaba Ojo's son

The Adinoyi Onukaba-Ojo Endowment Fund has expressed its appreciation to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for honouring his pledge to support members of the young family left behind by his former aide, Dr. Adinoyi Onukaba Ojo.

Chairman of the fund and former Special Assistant to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Tunde Olusunle, who conveyed the appreciation on behalf of the late journalist’s family and friends, yesterday, revealed that Ojo’s eldest son, Asuku Oshione, has been awarded scholarship by Atiku Abubakar, in fulfilment of his promise not to abandon the family.

Onukaba Ojo died in a motor accident, near Akure, on his return from activities commemorating the 80th birthday of former President Obasanjo in March 2017.

Asuku Oshione Onukaba received a full scholarship to study Software Engineering at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, an institution founded by the Waziri Adamawa.

Olusunle commended Atiku for his compassion and for living up to his word. The gesture, he pointed out, further cemented Abubakar’s reputation as a man of honour, whose word is his bond.

“We as members of the Adinoyi Onukaba Ojo Endowment Fund consider this gesture as the purest manifestation of loyalty and the ultimate test of faithfulness. It also further attests to Atiku’s consummate commitment to literacy and provision of equal opportunities to all, irrespective of religious, ethnic or social background,” Olusunle said.