Businessman Offers Scholarships, Pays Hospital Bills On Birthday In Anambra
Anambra businessman, Chief Ken Maduakor on Tuesday offered scholarships to 50 students and paid hospital bills for indigent patients to mark his 50th birthday.
The benefiting students were drawn from Ihiala Local Government Area and Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The 15 indigent patients who benefitted from Maduakor’s birthday gift were patients at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Ihiala and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH)Nnewi.
The philanthropist spent millions of Naira on clearing the medical bills of the indigent patients at the two hospitals.
Chief Maduakor popularly called Kenneth Azia in the business community also paid for the Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) of the selected fifty students and also paid for their JAMB.
The overall best student got an additional N50,000 from the celebrant with a promise of sponsorship in the university if he excelled in his examinations.
Rev.Fr Jonathan Mmadueke, Administrator, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Ihiala appreciated the celebrator for marking his birthday with a philanthropist gesture of putting a smile on the faces of the poor.
Fr Mmadueke likened the celebrant’s gesture of settling hospital bills of the indigents to setting them free from captivity.
The Administrator of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital urged the affluent persons to borrow a leaf from the philanthropic gesture of Kenneth Azia.
A beneficiary, Onyinye Afunwa Chinyere who thanked the celebrant on behalf of herself and others said that Kenneth Azia has made their Christmas season worthwhile.
The overall best student, Obi Samuel said that the intervention of Chief Ken Maduakor will give a big respite to his parents who are already finding things difficult.
Maduakor while speaking with journalists during a party put together for him by his committee of friends said that it gives him special joy to see a poor person’s smile because of his modest efforts.