17-Year-Old Warri Orphan Wins ₦120m Shell University Scholarship

Published On: September 3, 2013, 4:54 pm
Author: Tello
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At nine years, Master Lucky Ayolu, from Ekeni in Southern Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa State, lost his dad and mother. suddenly, life became cruel to him as he learnt to fend for himself. He notified our correspondent that he took to fishing to pay for his charges in primary and secondary schools, as his grandmother, who he resided with, did not have sufficient.
However, as somebody who is destined to succeed in life, Ayolu, now 17 years, has become a beneficiary of Shell Petroleum Development Company’s overseas scholarship.

The scholarship design, whose annual allowance is about N120m, and organised by Bassan West Cluster Development Board, saw Ayolu as one of the 14 beneficiaries.

Ayolu, who talked to hit Metro, said his life was a testimony that “absolute belief in God and hard work are very significant in life.”

He said, “Life has been mean to me. But today, I have every cause to glorify God for raising me up after my fantasy.

“At a issue, I lost wish completely and begun nursing the concept of taking my life. It was so bad that when I heard about this scholarship, I could not raise transport fare to the venue of the examination.”

Lucky Ayolu told Naija news.com.ng that one of his kin assisted him financially to get the scholarship pattern and furthermore provided him transport fare from Ekene to Yenagoa where the check took location.

“At the end of the check, I was successful. I am going to read Computer research at Wisconsin University, Ghana. The control and respect has been my lifelong ambition and I am appreciative that God has used my community and case to make the illusion a reality.”

He advised other youths in difficult position not to give up, saying that with hard work and believe in God, they would achieve their yearns.

He furthermore urged the authorities at all grades to look into the plight of the orphans in the homeland.

-- mary11 (m) at 3-09-2013 05:10PM
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Great news
Am happi 4 u

-- janexes (f) at 3-09-2013 05:33PM
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With God all things are possible,I thank God for ur life.
-- chicco77 (f) at 3-09-2013 05:51PM
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-- merion (f) at 3-09-2013 06:05PM
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-- papadip (m) at 3-09-2013 06:12PM
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Congratulations.......I am happy for you....
-- Princexy (f) at 3-09-2013 06:18PM
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Lucky u
-- UNKNOWN123 (m) at 3-09-2013 06:32PM
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
-- proly (f) at 3-09-2013 06:35PM
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gunews...congrat,,,may d name of d lord be exalted
-- steveoneal (m) at 3-09-2013 06:37PM
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congratulations  to a very courageous lad!!!!!
-- Sydoline (f) at 3-09-2013 06:44PM
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Congrats dear
-- dareper (m) at 3-09-2013 06:49PM
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Abeg make u come marry my pikin
-- banky1836 (m) at 3-09-2013 07:12PM
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Congrats, but make sure you study very hard and dont loose focus on your future dreams.
-- Toks-E (m) at 3-09-2013 07:24PM
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Great news

-- angesco (f) at 3-09-2013 07:30PM
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Well done and good luck in everything you do in life.

You are  an inspiration and your parents are dancing and clapping at your sucess in heaven.
-- Noble12 (m) at 3-09-2013 07:45PM
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-- winace (f) at 3-09-2013 07:50PM
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Congrats to u lucky boy.
-- civictayo4great (m) at 3-09-2013 08:23PM
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I'm happy for the guy
-- mavo51 (f) at 3-09-2013 08:32PM
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God still remains who he s,the father to d fatherless
-- ebiteck (m) at 3-09-2013 09:03PM
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very good
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