A Nigerian businessman and bitcoin investor, Linus Williams Ifejika, popularly known as BLord is set to launch a scholarship programme for members of his community.
The indigene of Ebenebe, Anambra state, announced that he will be sponsoring people from his hometown who wish to write JAMB, NECO, WAEC and other University entrance exams.
BLord took to his Instagram page to make this known as he asked those who are eligible and interested to contact him via email.
He said that he needs 50 to 100 people to apply, that they only have 10 beneficiaries so far and whatever course they wish to study must be at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
“If you are from ebenebe and you dropped out and you need money for Jamb form, waec or neco contact the email on my bio, my team will reply immediately, Scholarship till you are done with school, only 10 people have applied we d like 50 need like 50 to 100.
You must come from my village you must attend unizik, so my team will also monitor you,” he wrote.
BLord, however, came under heavy criticism for offering the scholarship to only those who hail from Ebenebe.
In other news, Jeremiah Iziogo, a Nigerian man who went viral last year for showing kindness to prisoners in a van while hawking on the streets has remembered those who transformed his life.
The former hawker had become a viral sensation when a video surfaced online showing him giving out cash to inmates being transported in Correctional Service vehicle.
Billionaire businessman, Obi Cubana took interest in him and offered Jeremiah scholarship to continue his studies as well as automatic employment after graduation.
Months after enrolling into school, the young man has taken to social media to mark one year anniversary of the day he dropped out of school to fend for himself by hawking.
He said that on December 12 last year he moved to Lagos when all hope was lost but his life was transformed courtesy of that video which captured his kind act.
Recalling how life was for him when he first reached Lagos, Jeremiah said thought he would have gotten a shop or a menial job by now, but God had different plans for him and he ended up back in school.
He thanked Obi Cubana, Daddy Freeze, and every other Nigerian that made it possible for him to leave the streets.
Jeremiah wrote; ”I left school for Lagos this day last year when all hope was lost 😞 and God intervened and #gracefoundme🙏. Praise God. When I dropped out of school i thought by now I will either have gotten a shop of my own or get a menial job but God had it otherwise and I was sent back to school by well meaning Nigerians and that was Grace 🙏.
Thank you so much #nigerians @rockyemmyphotography @obi_cubana @iam_hymans @daddyfreeze @barnabasfilms #socialmedia and #blogger . I’m grateful for the amazing growth💯❤️”