The family of the late Edo businessman and philanthropist Captain Hosa Okunbo on Saturday visited his mausoleum to offer prayers and posthumously celebrate his 64th birthday.
Okunbo died of pancreatic cancer on August 8, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. He was buried in Benin on October 8, 2021.
His eldest daughter, who is the wife of Olu of Warri, Olori Atuwatse III, led her other siblings to the mausoleum of the late billionaire.
She said that no fewer than 100 public school students in Edo would be offered scholarships in his honour.
Atuwatse said the scholarship was informed by their late father’s passion and support for education.
She said that when finalised, the modalities for selecting the beneficiaries would be made available to public schools in Edo.
The Olori further said that students from indigent families would be given priority in the selection process.
“We are going to pay school fees for 100 students in the memory of our father because he was very passionate about education.
“We are targeting primary and secondary school students in public schools in the state. Students whose parents are unable to pay their fees will be our priority,” she said.