Alhaji Akeem Lawal, the son of the late governor of Kwara, has offered scholarship to 100 National Diploma students of pan African College of Education of Offa, Kwara.


Lawal, who announced the gesture at the institutions matriculation of 105 students; said he gave of the passion for human capital development.

The chieftain of the peoples Democratic party in Kwara said he was; not expecting commendation from the people over the gesture.

He said the main aim of the scholarship was to assure Nigerian youths that an indigent background should not be; a barrier to accessing education.


Lawal frowned at the lackadaisical attitude of Nigerian leaders toward the development of the nations younger generation particularly in the area of education.

In the address the provost of the college Mr Michael Opadere, lamented the level of social vices; among youths in the country.

The provost of the college Mr Micheal Opadere lamented the level of social vices with the responsibility of molding character had failed.

Opadere noted that Nigeria, wisely known to be; a religious nation with hundreds of thousands of clerics, did not pay the needed attention to the development of the youths.

It is worrisome today that youths in Nigeria have lost their virtues of hard-work; honestly honestly and sense of morality, opadere said.

According to him, Nigerian youths fall into the unfortunate habit of indulging in social vices; in an attempt to find alternative resources of livelihood.

The provost said the college has launched a tuition-free scholarship programme for 1,500 candidates as; part of its corporate responsibility for 2018/19 academic session.