Lulu Offers N5.6m Scholarship To 25 Student-players
By Amaechi Agbo
Former Nigeria Football Federation, NFF President, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdulahi has splashed a total of five million, six hundred and twenty-five thousand naira (N5. 625, 000) on 25 indigent student-players for scholarship in FOSLA Academy, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report authoritatively.
The former FCT Director of Sports doled out the money to the 25 students who participated in the rigorous scholarship programme held in Kogi State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja this year.
The preliminary for Kogi State was held on January 1st, 2019 with 32 students shortlisted for the second phase of football competition against the selected FCT students.
On April 21, 2019, another set of 30 pupils were selected from the FCT who joined the Kogi set in a written exercise and football comoetition on April 27, 2019.
After the examination and the football competition, the final 25 pupils who are all under 13 years were selected for the scholarship from JSS 1 to university level.
A breakdown of the list of successful candidates shows that FCT has 11 pupils with 8 males and 3 females while Kogi state has 14 pupils made up of 11 males and 3 females.
The list of the successful pupils from FCT include, Chukwu Wilfred, Michael Patrick, David Lucky, AbdulGaniyu Abdulkareem, Emmanuel Michael, Idris H. Idris, Arafat Yusuf and Muhammed Bashir
The females are Obadiah Juliana, Olugboye Olabisi and Grace Moses.
Kogi State has Muhammed Abdulkadir (Lokoja), Julius Bukie (Omala), Ameh Mustapha (Idah), Shuaibu Umar (Igalamela), Benjamin Caleb (Olamoboro),
Attah King (Ibaji),
Aron Paul (Bassa), Mikailu Salisu, Abdullahi (Dekina), Faruk Sulyman (Dekina), Umar Faruq (Dekina), and Muhammed Awal from Ankpa LGA as the successful male candidates while the female cadiates include Benjamin O. Christiana (Idah) Aminat Isha (Ankpa) and
Aisha Muhammed from Dekina LGA.
The successful pupils will start school in FSOLA Academy in Karshi from the 2019/2020 academic session where all their tuition fees as well as boarding expenses are covered by the scholarship up till university level.
The sum of N5. 625, 000) is the cost of the students scholarship per annum.
Currently 27 ex students of the academy are studying various courses at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi on scholarship from Ahaji Lulu.
Alhaji Sani Lulu is a governorship aspirant under the ruling All Progressive Congress for the November 2 Kogi State gubernatorial election.