KSA, Gani gave me N100 scholarship – Senator Babafemi Ojudu
Senator Babafemi Ojudu has recalled how legendary juju musician King Sunny Ade and late legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, jointly gave him a N100 scholarship to complete his secondary school education in 1977.
Ojudu, Special Adviser on Political Matters to President Buhari disclosed this via his Facebook over the weekend as she shared a post of a doctor he assisted to complete her post-graduate medical studies in the US.
‘With my “daughter” Dr Bunmi Obayemi who just completed her post graduate in Medical studies in the US,’ Ojudu wrote.
‘She came all the way from Virginia yesterday to receive me in Maryland.
‘She was deeply emotional as she gave her testimony on how I got her through medical school. I almost teared up too as I listened to her full of appreciation.
‘Yesterday was my second time of meeting her. The first was when our respected monarch , The Ewi Of Ado Ekiti, handed her over to me and said “Femi you have to see her through school”. I didn’t look back from them on. Thank God Bunmi has made the best of the opportunity.
‘I once passed through a similar lane. In 1977 Chief Gani Fawehinmi and King Sunny Ade gave me a scholarship for my final year in secondary school. It was N100. When you sow a seed sometimes you never can imagine the fruit it will bear.
‘I am so so proud of Bunmi’s accomplishments. May God use her too to better the lots of others.’
A firm believer in education, Ojudu started the Initiative of Babafemi Ojudu for Leadership Development, iBOLD, an annual essay competition for students, whereby the top 20 students are ‘helped through school and (given) a laptop to assist them in their studies.’