The director ABN TV, Mr Ifeanyi Okali, on Tuesday announced the award of scholarship to nine pupils of Our Lady of Mercy Nursery and Primary School, Mater Dei Cathedral school in Umuahia the Abia State capital.
This is in celebration of his birthday. He marked a new age on Sunday, June 12.
Okali who was in the school with some members of his staff said the scholarship will go to students who have shown brilliance in their academic pursuit.
While addressing the pupils Okali, tasked them to be studious in order to pass their examinations and become useful members of the society.
He said, “I came to this school to celebrate with you because I love children, I want you all to be serious with your studies because you are the leaders of tomorrow.
“You will surely lead this country, so you must work hard to take up that leadership responsibilities in the future.
“I appreciate you for gift you have given me, I consider it as precious and show of love from you, God bless you abundantly”.
The special birthday featured songs presentation and dance competition amongst the pupils.
Highlight of the birthday celebration was the distribution of exercise books, pencils, and sets of mathematical instrument.
The headmistress of the school Rev Sister Rosepat Okere, commended Okali, for the kind gesture towards the school and urged him to continue with such acts of love. .