Osunleke Oludare Alaba, who recently became a social media sensation for wanting to return his LAUTECH certificate to get a refund of his school fees, has been empowered with a sum of N500, 000 by the Alumni association of the school.
The money was reportedly presented to him by the association on Sunday, to help him establish his business.
The Global President of the Alumni body of Ladoke Akintola University, Hon Solomon Onilede, also known as Limo alongside other executive members noted that the financial intervention is needed to cushion the effect of economic realities on the selected beneficiaries, while also acting as a safety net during these tough times.
Appreciating the body for helping him, Mr Alaba highlighted that the incident that prompted him to want to return his certificate wasn’t intended to be a publicity gimmick, but rather to unequivocally explain the issues he has faced and how the certificate hasn’t in any way assisted him out of them.
Recall, Alaba, a 2015 graduate of the school had lamented in a viral video that he had not benefited from using his certificate since after service year.
Earlier, the Hon. Limo-led alumni body also presented a huge sum of one million naira to Kewejo John Babatunde, a physically challenged graduate of the institution at MRS Filling Station, Mokola Roundabout in Ibadan, in order to support him as a commercial driver.
Mr Kewejo has also extended his profound gratitude to the association for coming to his rescue and being a beacon of support for his family.
In the meantime, Limo and the LAUTECH Alumni Association, Oyo State Chapter, have further pledged to grant Mr Kewejo’s firstborn a scholarship up to the university level.