- A young lad who had built several automobiles including a motorbike that looks like a helicopter has been gifted a scholarship
- The teen, Kenneth Akobunde caught the eye of an Imo-based philanthropist who took interest in him and has decided to help fulfill his dreams
- The philanthropist who was formerly a governorship candidate in the state said young Kenneth is destined for greatness and wants to be a part of his success
Kenneth Akobundu, a talented Nigerian teen has recently been gifted a scholarship.
The young lad had built numerous impressive machines and automobiles as a motorbike that looks like a helicopter, remote-controlled toy cars amongst others.
Kenneth will now get to pursue his dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer, thanks to a former Imo State Chief of Staff, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.
According to one of his aides, Darlington Flowrymz Ibekwe who made the announcement on Facebook, his principal came across social media videos capturing the 20-year-old's talents and took interest in him.
The search for Kenneth
A search was launched for the lad and he was found. Kenneth's home in Umuezeala, Ehime Mbano, Imo State was located and contact was established with his parents.
Nwosu who is the President of Ugwumba Centre for Leadership Development in Africa (UCLDA) promised to support his future aspiration to ensure he imparts the world with his technical talents.
"I have therefore taken it upon myself to train him in the university and ensure he imparts his world with his technical knowhow. Such talent is rarely and in a world where science and technology rules, Kenneth is destined for greatness."
Social media users were full of praises for Nwosu as they commended his effort.
Anyanwu Justice remarked:
"Kudos to UUN, congratulations to the benefactor."
Raymond Ejikemeuwa said:
"Do you think tomorrow the family will ever forget Hon. Uche Nwosu ? Your guess is as good as mine!
"Ugwumba is an asset. Someone who believes in human capital development.
"I have seen series of moves he made to empower those who needs assistance genuinely. Onyinye mara mma... onyinye si n'obi obu ya na-aso chukwu! God bless you Ugwumba. May God continue to bless you abundantly."
Nnamdi Onyeche commented:
"Weldone young Blood. Weldone Mr Ugwumba Uche Nwosu."
Man who built electricity station gets scholarship
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a young Igbo man who had built an electricity station using local materials had got a full scholarship.
On Monday, May 3, the governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, on his official Twitter page said he has met with the young man and he is very much impressed by his work and how he created everything using locally sourced materials.
The governor gave the man a five-year scholarship to any university of his choice.
He also asked Solomon to train other youths in the state. He said that his interest to make the man hone his skill is in the interest of solving the power challenges in the state and country at large.