Nigeria: At 50, Former Sports Minister to Launch N50 Million Endowment Fund

Date: 2019-08-16

Former Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi, Wednesday said he would soon launch a N50m endowment fund to provide opportunities for young people in the state on the matters of education and basic health care.

He said the failure of people of the country to be brother's keeper and share opportunities among themselves as it used to be in the past is a major challenge to the quest to see the country out of penury.

The former Minister who spoke with newsmen shortly after special prayer session to mark his 50th birthday ceremony held at his residence in Ilorin GRA, said "a lot of people in the country who have had opportunity to be successful in life have refused other people the benefit of such opportunity."

He noted that pupils and students are normally encouraged to be serious with their academic pursuit so that they could be successful in life and excel above those who refused to be serious.

He said while this is true in the past when the economy is good and job opportunities abounded in the country, it is hardly true in the present time because economy is poor and job opportunities are scarce.

Abdullahi recalled that in 1988 somebody he did not share blood relationship with gave him the opportunity to write Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination for admission into university when that person made a gift of N40 to him to seat for the examination.

He said while he is a Muslim from Ilorin in Kwara State, his benefactor then was a Christian and an Ekiti man from old Ondo State.

The former minister advised that the people of the country should promote among themselves a brotherly love that encourages them to share opportunities that could check poverty andaid development of the nation.

The ceremony was attended by his associates such as Moshood Mustapha, a former House of Representatives member and Muyideen Akorede, former Senior Special Assistant to a former governor of Kwara State.

Source

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Kayode Bankole     Gbenga Awoyale     Maryam Nurudeen     Forgo Battery Company Limited     Oluwole Dupe     Oniyangi     Boko Haram     Ibrahim Sulu Gambari     Leke Ogungbe     Sarafadeen Kayode Akorede     Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye     Raymond Olaitan     KWATMA     Kannike     Elerin Of Erin-Ile     KWASAA     Modupe Oluwole     Elewu     Nigerian Army     Saliu Tunde Bello     Arinola Lawal     Arik     Adedeji Onimago     Mohammed Khadijat Kubura     Tafidan Kaiama     Bond     Plat Technologies     Elekoyangan     Femtech     John Olobayo     Mohammed Halidu     Muritala Olarewaju     Ahmad Ali     Kwara South     Baboko Primary School     Yunus Oniboki     Chief Imam Of Omu-Aran     Najim Yaasin     Bolaji Abdullahi     Salihu Ajibola Ajia     Tinubu     Sarkin Malamai     Haliru Yahaya     Olaiya Zuberu     Amosa     College Of Education     Lafiagi     Amuda Aluko     Lanwa     Madawaki Of Ilorin     Moses Afolayan     NAWOJ     Babaita     High Court     Share     Code Of Conduct     College Of Health     Christopher Ayeni     Mubarak Oladosu     Alimi Abdulrazaq     Idowu Aremu     SSA Youth     Kisira     Sola Saraki University     Ladi Hassan     Adijat Adebiyi     Geri-Alimi Split Diamond Interchange     Y.A. Abdulkareem     Patigi Regatta     Kwara Metro Park     Oladimeji Thompson     Otunba Taiwo Joseph     Amusa Bello     Abdulhakeem Adelaja Amao     Illyasu Abdullahi     Saka Keji     Raji AbdulRasaq    

Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Bilikisu Gambari     Ibrahim Oloriegbe     UTME     ANCOPPS     Folashade Omoniyi     Kwara Apc     NULGE     Amada Jidda     Ola Falade     Adesoye     Joseph Bamigboye     Lanre Aremu     Haliru Dantoro     Riskat Opakunle     Funmi Salau     Kehinde Baale     Offa     Kola Ologbondiyan     Oyeyemi Olasumbo Florence     Ajase-Ipo     Taofeek Sanusi     Salake     Rashidi Yekini     Garba Ado Sanni     Babatunde Ajeigbe     Orire     Saka Adeyemo     Salmon Babatunde Salmon     Adedipe     Christopher Odetunde     Timothy Olatunde Fadipe     Ahmed Bayero     Iyaloja-General     United Nigeria Congress Party     Jamiu Oyawoye     Ballah     Ganiyu Taofiq     Offa Grammer School     Coronavirus     Amuda Bembe     Ajibike Katibi     Ministry Of Women Affairs And Social Development     Mohammed Haruna     Buari Edun     AbdulHamid Adi     Dauda Adesola     Kwha.gov.ng     Hausa     NAWOJ     Yeketi     Isaac Aderemi Kolawole     Arik     Salman Jawondo     Sulyman Age AbdulKareem     HICA     Ahmed     Mohammed Khadijat Kubura     2017 Budget     Ejidongari     Oke-Ero     Abubakar B.M     Ogidi-Oloje     Bayer AG     CACOVID Palliatives     Wahab Femi Agbaje     Abubakar Lah     Najim Yaasin     Jeunkunu-Malete-Bani     KWASSIP     Mubarak Oladosu     Toyin Sanusi     Suleiman Ajadi     Mohammed Tunde-Jimoh     Eruku     Ilesha-Baruba     Abdullahi Atanda     2023 Elections