Peter Obi congratulates Alex Otti on his scholarship program –

The Alex Otti Foundation recently awarded scholarships to the winners of its 2022 edition of the Alex Otti Undergraduate Tertiary Education Scholarship at Centenary Hall, Mater Dei Catholic Church Umuahia.

The 26 recipients were inducted into the Alex Otti Scholarship Scheme at a banquet attended by former Anambra State Governor and Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi, represented by Senator Victor Umeh.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Director of the Foundation, Chinedu Ekeke, said the core mandate of the Alex Otti Foundation is to touch lives and empower families, as the scholarship is for indigent indigenous people. and residents of Abia State. He explained that by giving scholarships to young people, Otti helps to develop their talents and therefore should be appreciated.

Ekeke further explained that “the scholarship we run is very competitive,” adding that Otti does not know any of the beneficiaries whose number has now grown to over 100.

He said to qualify to compete for the scholarship, a student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 for those in the university and 2.8 for those in other higher education institutions. Additionally, the applicant must be a resident of Abia State regardless of their state of origin.

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In his speech, the founder of the Alex Otti Foundation Alex Otti recalled that the difficult times he faced as an undergraduate student motivated him to create the scholarship for indigent students. According to Otti, “I made it through the rigors of academics, with barely enough stipend to get by,” he said. Even before going to college, Otti said he also “struggled” in high school because “my father, a poor clergyman with eight children (barely) managed to send me to school. school despite her daily struggles to support herself. family.”

Presidential hopeful Peter Obi, through his representative, Senator Victor Umeh, praised Otti for “giving hope to people who desire education but cannot afford to achieve their dreams. “. “It’s a legacy of service,” he said.

Chidinma Nwatu, a Computer Science student from the University of Ibadan, who spoke at the event on behalf of other scholars, acknowledged the impact that the Otti scholarship would have on their academic pursuits and their ultimate goal in life.

Speaking to Otti, she said: “You touch lives and you have touched our lives. We are inspired to aim high. It is a springboard to greatness. We will make you proud of our studies and our (future) professions because you are proud of us.

Otti is an Abia-born astute financial expert, a real estate, hospitality and telecommunications investor, and an oil and gas tycoon. He founded the Foundation to help indigent Abiens in entrepreneurship, skills acquisition and education.

The Alex Otti Foundation Scholarship Program for Tertiary Institutions targets outstanding indigent undergraduate students who demonstrate potential for future leadership in Abia State. The scholarship program assists students in public tertiary institutions in Nigeria to offset the cost of their education.

The Foundation currently has over 100 students for the undergraduate scholarship program only, in different disciplines such as medicine and surgery and law in tertiary institutions across Nigeria. These students receive N150,000 each academic section after being selected through a rigorous blind peer review process.

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