Igwe Samuel Asadu, the Traditional Ruler of Edem-Ani Community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu, has generously decided to gift a car to Dr. Bonarichard Nnanyelugo, an indigene who recently achieved his dream of becoming a medical doctor after 27 years of dedication and perseverance.
Dr. Nnanyelugo was among the medical graduates officially inducted into the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), on June 17, 2023.
In an interview with the press in Nsukka, Igwe Asadu expressed his admiration for Dr. Nnanyelugo’s unwavering determination and decided to support and encourage young people to pursue their dreams despite any obstacles they may face.
As a gesture of his support, he announced that he would purchase a brand new car for the Doctor and cover its maintenance for one year.
During Dr. Nnanyelugo’s induction ceremony, Igwe Asadu provided him with a sum of N100,000 to assist with hosting his guests. Additionally, during a thanksgiving ceremony at St. Paul Catholic Church, Edem-Ani on June 18, Igwe Asadu surprised him by publicly announcing his intention to provide the car and cover its maintenance. Igwe Asadu, who is also a US-trained nurse, emphasized the importance of supporting individuals with ambitious dreams and overcoming challenges.
He called upon other affluent individuals and philanthropists in the country to lend their support to such individuals.
Expressing his gratitude, the Medical Doctor mentioned that he organized a thanksgiving ceremony immediately after his induction to show appreciation to God for enabling him to fulfill his dream of becoming a medical doctor. He shared the story of his journey, which began in 1996 when he gained admission to the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) to study physiotherapy. However, driven by his aspiration to become a doctor, he repeatedly wrote series of JAMB exam until he eventually gained admission to study medicine at UNIZIK.
He narrated, “In my second year in UNN because I want to be a doctor I wrote another JAMB exam and got admitted in medicine but along the line I was told to study Biochemistry.
“While in my final year in Biochemistry, I was not satisfied with myself, I wrote JAMB again and again until I I got admission in UNIZIK to study medicine again.
“Ordinarily it takes six years for one to graduate as medical student, my 27 years ordeal in higher institutions was a long story as result of poor finance and academic failures in most cases.
” But I thank God that after all said and done now I am a medical doctor” he said.
The new medical doctor in tears of joy said the traditional ruler of his community (Igwe Asadu) had given him a surprise of his life, he would never forget and prayed God to reward him abundantly.
“On the eve of my induction, Asadu gave me N100,000 to use and entertaffffff7in my guests, as if that was not enough, on the Thanksgiving day he came with his full cabinet members and friends to church show solidarity to me.
“Asadu announced before the congregation that he will buy me a brand new car immediately and maintain the car for one year as well as pay all my levies in the community for one year for me, he said.
The father of two, he was still excited, overwhelmed and lacked words to say thank you to Asadu for treating him like his biological son. “However, I am not surprised because Asadu has done to me because he has done many good things to Edem-Ani people, he built a multi-million naria cottage hospital that indigene accessed free of charge.
“Grant scholarship to graduates from the community with First Class to do their masters and doctorate degrees abroad, built houses for many poor people as well as built what he called Food Bank where poor people and school children come to eat food daily, free of charge”he said.