Outstanding Nigerian university students got a reward for their hard work recently at the Saturn Hall, 4 Point Sheraton Hotel, Lekki, Lagos when Kunle Akintayo of Culbeat Foundation through his annual Reward Nigeria Award gave then a cash gift of fifty thousand naira to celebrate their academic excellence.
The annual event awards the best overall students in each of Nigeria’s first five universities; University of Lagos; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Ibadan; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU).
The five awardees are Umar Ningi from Ahmadu Bello University with a G.P of 4.78; Thompson Mba the University of Nigeria, a Banking and Finance student with 4.84; Dasola Ademola, an electrical/electronic student from the University of Ibadan with GPA of 6.8; Micheal Adeboye, Mathematics graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University with GPA of 4.85 and Ayodele Dada, a psychology graduate from University of Lagos with GPA of 5 points.
Speaking during the award ceremony, Dr Adesola Adeduntan (M.D, First Bank of Nigeria PLC) who was the key speaker advised the students to work harder and merit their brilliance in their future engagement.
“You are been celebrated now, simply because of your academic brilliance but it will be a waste if at the end of the it all, you could not make your brilliance academic to have an impact in your future endeavor. Nigeria needs your contribution to drive the country forward,” Adeduntan said.
Kunle Akintayo in his speech stated that despite the fact that corporate bodies have not been forthcoming to sponsor the annual event; the company (Culbeat Foundation) still did its best to ensure the programme holds.
“We are grateful to God for the success recorded this year despite the fact that the sponsors are not forthcoming.”