Aregbesola’s group offers scholarship to stowaway teenager

De Raufs’ Volunteer Group has agreed to offer scholarship up to university level to the 13-year-old Daniel Oikhena, who emerged from the wheel compartment of an Arik Air flight from Benin Airport to Lagos last Saturday.
De Raufs, a group extolling the leadership qualities of Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, stressed in a statement on Tuesday that it was ready to give scholarship to Master Oikhena up to university level to help him realise his dream of travelling by air legitimately.
Director General of the group, Amitolu Shittu, who signed the statement, said that ambitious citizens of Nigeria like Master Oikhena must not be suffocated on the altar of political and bureaucratic enforcement.
Rather, Shittu stressed that “The little boy’s ambition should be nurtured through qualitative education, and our group is ready to give him all the necessary support to make his dream a reality.
“We are sincerely willing to offer him the scholarship in order to encourage thousands of teenagers who are ambitious, because the truth is, our leaders in Nigeria have failed on their part to see the potential of the little boy.
“Therefore, De Raufs’ is taking up the responsibility to safe the future of this great boy and not turning him to criminal.
“The parents of the boy should contact the secretariat of our group for further briefing,” the statement added.


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