BY ESE DIBEBI
Nollywood actor and member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliot has reportedly sponsored 107 physically challenged on a skills acquisition programme.
At the graduation ceremony which was held at the actor’s Surulere Constituency 1, the graduands also received a cheque of N535,000 from the Area Sales Manager of Minimie Noodles, Rasheed Alabi; sewing machines, wheelchairs and several other items.
Desmond Elliot urged the graduands to seize the opportunity to make impact in their lives and community while the Vice-Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe, asked the graduands to see themselves as unique.
“It is my pleasure to tell you that our school is going to help by giving you automatic admission. Whatever you have learnt, we will improve it. We are also going to give you micro-finance loan which will be monitored by the school,” Tenebe said.