Keke rider who returned passenger’s N15m gets fully-funded scholarship

Auwalu Salisu, a keke rider who went viral for returning a passenger’s N15 million, has been offered a scholarship up to PhD level to the tune of N250 million.

CorrectNG reported that the 23-year-old commercial tricyclist returned a cash of N15 million left in his tricycle by a Chadian businessman in 2023.

Auwalu said the Chadian businessman who gave him N400,000 for returning the money, promised to train him from Senior Secondary one (SS1) till he completes High school.

Keke rider who returned passenger's N15m gets fully-funded scholarship

He revealed that he dropped out of school in SS2 because his parents could not afford to continue paying his school fees.

Following the young man’s display of honesty, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi and Datti, offered Auwalu scholarship at the Abuja-based Baze University up to PhD level.

Obi who spoke at the Leadership Awards and Conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said the scholarship covers his tuition, feeding and accommodation.

He said; “Forthwith, I have consulted with my younger brother (Datti)and I know there will be other things coming from the big men who are here,” Obi said at the event where he bagged the Politician of the Year gong.

“But for us, for now, your education, tuition accommodation, and feeding will be taken care of by Baze University till you graduate.”

Also, Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umar Bago announced a N250m scholarship award to Awwalu to appreciate his act of honesty and to encourage other young Nigerians to imbibe the virtue.

According to Bago, the keke rider will get a N50m scholarship each from him, President Bola Tinubu, his Ministers, APC Governors Forum and Niger State government. The governor added that he would name one of the road projects he was undertaking in Niger State after the keke driver.