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Bello approves N15m scholarship for 12-year-old tennis prodigy

By Ibrahim Obansa, Lokoja
05 August 2022   |   2:42 am
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has approved an N15 million scholarship for 12-year-old table tennis prodigy, Sezuo Ize Azziza.

[FILES] Table tennis. Photo: PIXABAY

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has approved an N15 million scholarship for 12-year-old table tennis prodigy, Sezuo Ize Azziza.

The beneficiary represented Kogi State at the 2021 Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) National Championships held in Lagos.

According to Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Muhammed Onogwu, the money, which would be paid into the beneficiary’s account to cater for her education from secondary school to university level, was in fulfilment of the governor’s promise to the fatherless tennis lad.

Azziza, who was born into a less privileged family, lost her father at a tender age. He wants to study Medicine and Surgery at the University, a dream the governor said must not be hindered because of her family’s financial status.

Azziza recently caught the governor’s attention with her brilliant and exceptional performance at the tournament, where she represented the state.

Reacting to the development, the State’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, commended the governor for promoting girl/child education and other intervention in improving education development in Kogi State.