Today, the federal government awarded a N6 million scholarship to 10-year-old Chukwuemeka Obi-Obasi for his great talent in writing poetry.
Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike made the announcement, Vanguard reports. He revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan approved the scholarship to encourage the emergence of new talents.
Obi-Obasi who is currently in Primary 5, reportedly gave a stirring performance at the opening of the First Annual Conference of Certified Librarians in Abuja. The minister was impressed by his recital of a poem titled, “Nigeria my country,” moving him to award Obi-Obasi the scholarship.
“This administration has always placed emphasis on discovering talents and encouraging them.
“Such rare display of talents by our young ones is an indication that in spite of the current challenges, there is still hope for our country,” Wike said.
The N6 million, which will be paid at once, will cover Obi-Obasi’s school expenses to the completion of his secondary education.
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