In commemoration of this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Charles Bebeye Ndiomu Foundation has awarded scholarships to 22 children of some of the deceased rank and file of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
The Trustee Manager to the Foundation, Vetiva Trustees Limited, in a statement by its representative, Theresa Orji, announcing this year’s awardees, stated that “this year marks the 5th edition of the Awards which was established in 2014 to ensure the children of our nation’s fallen heroes have access to education.” Adding that since its establishment, the number of awardees of the scholarship has grown steadily.
The Foundation did not fail to extend its appreciation to the Nigerian Armed Forces for its continued co-operation and assistance in the dissemination of information as well as the collation and verification of the recipients. Orji expressed the Foundation’s profound gratitude to the various Divisions of the Armed Forces involved in ensuring that the Foundation’s objective for the Awards is achieved from year to year.
As with previous awards, recipients of the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Scholarship awards hail from different states of the federation, with 16 out of 22 scholarships given out to new scholars and the rest to returning scholars.
The Charles Bebeye Ndiomu Foundation was launched in 2013 to immortalise Major-General Charles Bebeye Ndiomu (CFR, FSS, MNI), who apart from being a military top-brass was a silent philanthropist with a passion for education and religious causes. The Foundation’s mission amongst others, is ensuring access to quality education for all in an environment where international best practice is standard – an ideal for which Major-General Ndiomu stood for during his lifetime.