Atiku late media aides’ children graduate on his scholarship


The political family of the former Vice President of Nigeria, His Excellency
Atiku Abubakar, GCON, is all smiles as two children of his deceased media
assistants prepare to graduate from the university after he fulfilled his
promise to pay for their education.

After the passing of his father and long-time media assistant, Dr. Onukaba
Adinoyi-Ojo, Mr. Asuku Onukaba received a full scholarship from His
Atiku Abubakar.

Asuku studied Software Engineering at the
American University of Nigeria (AUN), founded by Atiku Abubakar.
Respected journalist, playwright, author and public affairs commentator, Dr.
Onukaba , who died in March 2017, was the first Special Assistant Media and
Publicity to Vice President Atiku Abubakar and later Managing Director, Daily
Times of Nigeria.

Ms. Chinememma, the daughter of another deceased Atiku Media aide Mr.
Emmanuel Ugoji, also received a full scholarship from Atiku Abubakar. She
majored in law at AUN. Mr. Ugoji, a public relations expert and communication
strategist served in the Atiku Media Office, Abuja.


Mr. Asuku and Ms. Chinememma, who will join the graduating class at the
14th Commencement Ceremony of the American University of Nigeria on May
27th, have been described as diligent, focused, and motivated by their
teachers and fellow students.


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Both Chinememma Emma-Ugoji and Asuku Onukaba penned elegant, heartfelt
letters of appreciation to the former Vice President, expressing their profound
gratitude for giving them a chance to achieve their academic goals at the
American University of Nigeria.

Chinememma: “I cannot at this moment fully express my gratitude to His
Excellency Atiku Abubakar, GCON, for granting me a full scholarship to
complete my education at AUN. Your investment in me means the world to me
and my family and has opened up a world of possibilities and opportunities
for me to be an AUN Alumni.
“I am honored to have been a part of this amazing community especially the
School of Law in which I am excited to be part of the third graduating set.
Without your handsome generosity the actualization of my dreams would not
have been possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in
me and investing in my future, your kindness and selflessness will never be

Asuku, on his part, wrote:
“Your kindness in providing me with a scholarship has greatly impacted my
life and allowed me to pursue an excellent education, which I will always be
grateful for.

“My time at AUN has been nothing short of amazing. The university’s
commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and community engagement
has provided me with an exceptional learning experience that has broadened
my knowledge and perspectives. The supportive and inclusive environment at
AUN has allowed me to thrive both academically and personally, and I am
grateful for the lifelong friendships and invaluable experiences I have gained
during my time at the university”.

The young software engineer added that the knowledge and abilities he
gained at AUN have empowered him to make meaningful contributions to his
immediate community and the nation in general.

“I am inspired by your continuous dedication to educating and fostering the
children of Nigeria, and I feel privileged to have contributed to your vision.
Thank you once more for giving me the chance to attend AUN and for your
investment in my future. Your kindness will be cherished and remembered