Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa state has awarded Kingdom Kroseide educational scholarship. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) before his emergence as the winner of the recently concluded singing competition, Nigerian Idol, Kingdom was a 200-level student at the Federal University, Otuoke (FUO), in Ogbia Local Government Area, of Bayelsa.
The scholarship would see the Bayelsa state government fund Kingdom’s education at FUO up to a masters degree if the talented singer desires it.
Making his remarks, Governor Diri advised youths of Bayelsa to put in their best in whatever they do as it often guarantees success. In appreciation of the honour you have brought to the state, I hereby announce that you are on the scholarship of the Bayelsa state Government,” said Diri.
He continued, “As you finish your first degree and if you so desire to proceed for a Masters degree, the scholarship would also cover your programme. You are also appointed as an ambassador of the youth of Bayelsa State. Let me use this opportunity to call on youths in the State to see Mr Kingdom Kroseide as a role model; as one who, out of hard work and the grace of God has brought honour to the state.”
“I am sure that putting yourselves in legitimate careers, you would bring honour, not only to yourselves but also to your state and country,” he said.
The governor, however left some words of wisdom for the 24-year-old, encouraging him to take his education as important as he takes his singing career. He also affirmed that with proper education and the grace of God, Kingdom excel in his chosen career even outside the shores of Nigeria.
Kingdom was full of appreciation and joy as he thanked the state government, people of Bayelsa, and Nigerians for their support. In a separate remark, he representative of the Amananaowei of Angalabiri Federated Community, Chief Peres Peretu, and Kingdom’s manager, Felix Kroseide, thanked the state government and everyone that supported and voted for him.