From Paul Osuyi, Asaba
Succour came the way of 200 final year indigent students of Delta State, as a non-governmental organisation, T-200 Foundation, has paid their enrollment fees for the National Examination Council (NECO).
The beneficiaries were drawn from public secondary schools in Asaba, the state capital.
Addressing the students, founder of T-200 Foundation, Mr. Emmanuel Nnamdi Osadebay, enjoined them not to allow any obstacle in life stop them from realizing their potentials.
Osadebey who spoke through Stanley Ekpa, congratulated the beneficiaries, and encouraged them to see the opportunity as a springboard for realizing their life goals.
He said the Initiative was geared towards giving back to the community he also passed through in the past years.
Principal of Osadenis Mixed Secondary School, Mrs. Patience Aguonye who spoke on behalf of other school principals, thanked the donor for the initiative to bring succour to indigent students and their parents.
Aguonye said what she thought was a dream came to pass, adding that the donor has gone a long way to prove to the people that there were still people of integrity in Nigeria.
She enjoined the recipients to cash in on the golden opportunity and to make sure that they represent T-200 Foundation well in their various educational pursuits.
Aguonye, however, reminded the students about the benefit of hard work as she encouraged them to study well as it was the only sure way of passing their examinations.
Chairman of Nigeria Union Of Journalist (NUJ), Delta State council, Mike Ikeogwu who also spoke, told the students to work hard to justify the good gesture, pointing out that education was a sure way to self development.
Ikeogwu advised them to remain focussed and “shun cultism, examination malpractice and other social vices that would not make you good citizens of our dear country. Please, don’t disappoint T-200, don’t disappoint your parents; let all of us join hands to make Nigeria great.”
Responding, one of the recipients, Miss Grace Nelson from Asaba Mixed Secondary School, thanked T-200 Foundation, and promised that all the recipients would not disappoint them.
Similarly, Master Okonweze Emeka from Zappa Mixed Secondary School, said the students present were grateful for being selected, as he prayed to God to continue to bless Osadebey and his initiative.