Former Commander of Niger Delta ex-agitators, Victor-Ben Ebikabowei, popularly known as Boyloaf, has listed 40 students as beneficiaries of a scholarship scheme offered by his new foundation, the Boyloaf Foundation.
Officials of the foundation, led by their coordinator, Seleipre Tonbie, disclosed the offer when they visited Community Secondary School, Yenaka and other schools in the Obele area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, yesterday.
Tonbie further disclosed that the foundation would build 10 ICT libraries in some selected schools as part of the programmes and projects to mark the forthcoming 50th birthday of Boyloaf.
He said the Boyloaf Foundation was established as non-governmental organisation based in the Niger Delta to focus on education and enlightenment of youths.
He said the foundation adopted 30 students from Community Secondary School (CSS) Yenaka and 10 from the Swali/Obele axis of Yenagoa Council for scholarships.
Tonbie insisted that the aim of the Foundation was to create a new set of leaders and responsible citizens among young people between the ages of 10 and 30 years in the Niger Delta.
He said the Foundation would deploy formal and informal education, talent hunt, skill development, facilitate and provide information as strategies to actualise its mission.