‘Why OPM’s Apostle Chinyere stopped Happie Boys’ sponsorship’
Media personality Lucky Udu, has shed light on why the philanthropist and founder of Omega Power Ministries, Rivers State, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere could not continue to fund the education of the Happie Boys, who were once popular security guards.
The philantropist had offered the young men a fully-funded scholarship to continue their education in Cyprus after they went viral last year.
A couple of days ago, the young men said they had dropped out of school because of absence of sponsorship.
Many people expressed worries over what could have happened between them and their benefactor.
However, Lucky, who claimed to have spoken to the cleric on the issue, said, “I just spoke to the OPM pastor and he said that when dollar went up, things became difficult and he couldn’t sustain them, he advised them to return to a Nigerian university or he sends them to Ghana or Benin Republic to continue their education. The burden became too much to bear but they didn’t understand nor listen.
“That man has too many responsibilities. Over 4000 students abroad. He send the children to school and then, the parents cater for their children. Unfortunately, not everyone can cope with such opportunities. Some will spend all their opportunities thinking the man will provide everything for them.
“If their family can squeeze out something to sustain them, let them do so. I’m not judging those boys o but before the left Nigeria, they were dressing decently but after they left for Cyprus, they started dressing indecently and expensively when they fully know that they have no kobo compared to what the man of God can assist with. I feel for them sha.”