November, 9 2021.
A Board Member of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Major General Taritimiye Gagariga has awarded Education Foundation Scholarships to Abbass Ibrahim (Defense Spikers of Abuja) and Abednego Hassan (Yelwa Spikers of Bauchi state)
Major General Gagariga gave the scholarships to the young players after their exceptional display at the Kontagora Volleyball Challenge Competition in Kotangora, Niger State on Monday.
The Commander Corps of Artillery stated that both players who emerged best Liberos would be sponsored throughout their secondary school to include their JAMB, NECO and WAEC.
Maj Gen Gagariga stressed that the relevance of education in one's career can never be overemphasized as it touches every aspect of one's life including learning the game of volleyball.
He said, "I am urging all junior players to take their education with all seriousness as it will project their image. I want to reassure you all of my unrelenting support to your educational pursuits.
"The awards were organized and conducted to inculcate the desire for education to the participants while developing and improving their chosen career as volleyball players."
Other beneficiaries of the award are; Destiny Ayuba (Vulcan Volleyball Club of Kontagora), Mary, Martha and Blessing Anebi (Scorpion Spikers Abuja)
They are also sponsored throughout their secondary school to include their writing of JAMB, NECO and WAEC.
It should be recalled that the grassroots Education Foundation Scholarship Awards began December 2020 in Nigerian Army School of Artillery Kachia where the then Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, presented a cheque for the sum of N636,000 to Master Abubakar Mohammed of G-RANK Spikers.