Chief Chikaodiri Ojemba, an Ebonyi philanthropist and business mogul, has provided scholarships to twenty-six indigent students from the Izzi clan in Ebonyi.
Following his appointment to the Chieftaincy title by the Izzi Development Union (IDU), which represents all Ebonyi, Abakaliki, and Izzi people in the state, Chief Ojemba made this announcement.
Ojemba, who stated that he has supported his people’s development, claimed that his scholarship programme has graduated more than 50 students and that there are currently many more undergraduates enrolled in it.
“Scholarship is not a new thing to me. I have over 50 graduates that have benefited from my scholarship scheme. I spread it to communities so that it will go round and I am not scared because God who is providing what I am using to sponsor these indigent students will increase it,” he submitted.
The Chieftain of the Labour Party LP also revealed that, regardless of his affiliation with the APC, he will rally more support than he did during the previous election for Governor Francis Nwifuru’s second term. He feels that since the governor is his brother, he should have all the help he needs to be successful.
“There is this adage that blood is thicker than water. I ran for Senate on the platform of LP and lost in the court. I took it in good faith.
“While I was running for Senate in LP, I told my brother who was running for governor in APC that I would support him and I supported him fully. I gave him all the support he needed until he won the election and I will give more to him in his 2nd tenure.
“I will keep on supporting the governor because he is my brother whether in party A or party C, whatever support he needs, I will give it to him.
“The government is our government, if the governor fails, I am the one that has failed. If he wins, I am the one that has won and for that reason, whatever he needs to deliver, I will give it to him,” he stated.
Additionally, Ojemba expressed gratitude to Governor Nwifuru for providing a business-friendly atmosphere for people conducting business. Then, he told the young people of the State of Nigeria that their future is extremely bright and urged them to be focused and dedicated.
“We now have fair competition in the state thanks to the governor, which I appreciate. He is a governor who cares about his people’s advancement, who desires increased investment in the state, and who aspires to see development in his jurisdiction.
Take note that Chief Ojemba ran for the Ebonyi North Senatorial seat in the general election of 2023 on the Labour Party platform.