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Ijaws in U.S. pledge support for 60-yr-old JSS 2 student

…He’s an inspiration to Ijaws in the Diaspora- Dr. Ugula

By Chancel Sunday

BOMADI — IJAW Community in the United States of America, USA, has pledged assistance to Mr. Adelabu Seribor, a 60-year-old Junior Secondary School (JSS) 2 student of Izon College, Bomadi-Overside in Bomadi Local Government Area, Delta State.

60-year-old Adalabu Seribor in uniform
60-year-old Adalabu Seribor in uniform

Mr. Seribor’s  educational pursuit  in Izon College was made public a fortnight ago by our reporter, who visited the school when information went round the riverine enclave about the old man’s decision to be acquainted with western education.

However, in a bid to verify the story as published penultimate week in the Niger Delta Voice, the Ijaw community in the United States of America last week sent a delegation to the school.

During the fact finding visit, the 60-year-old JSS 2 student, Seribor and the principal of the school’s contacts were taken and forwarded to the leadership of the Ijaw community in the United States.
Ijaw in the Diaspora laud Niger Delta Voice
In a telephone chat, a leader of the Ijaw community in the USA, Dr David Ogula, thanked Niger Delta Voice, for bringing to the public domain the story of one of their own (Pa Seribor) from the back waters of the delta who in spite of his old age chose to return to school to acquire education.

Ogula said: “it is a pleasure speaking with you. I wish to thank you personally for telling Adelabu Seribor’s story.

“His commitment to pursue his educational goal is an inspiration to all of us, regardless of age. We will do all we can to support him achieve his goal.”


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