Oludare Alaba, the graduate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Nigeria who recently went viral for storming the school to return his certificate asking for a refund for all the school fees he paid, has opened up on why he did so.
In an interview he granted in Yoruba language while still on the school premises, Alaba said! “I graduated from the department of Agricultural extension and rural development. What prompted me to return the certificate is that since I collected it, it has not been useful to me. “
I told my father to help me get some money. I am an entertainer. I even won an award during my NYSC days in 2016. My father said he cannot help me go and borrow money again because he borrowed some money to send me to school and he is yet to pay back and that he is supposed to be reaping the benefits from me now.”
“I have been struggling with life and the only opportunity I have seen is for me to do blood money and I said I cannot do blood money because I want to be useful to Nigeria, my family and myself and God my creator.
“The day he said it to me I cried. When I got tired, I just decided to return the certificate to them since it is not useful to me and then they should give me my money. If I spend my money on my talent, I know I will be prosperous,” he said.
Recall that AEM had earlier reported that a video surfaced online showing a young man making a scene within a reception space that proved to be the university.
In the footage, the man could be seen waving a brown file and arguing with an official seated behind a counter.
Although the video didn’t have much context, there were speculations that the individual was a LAUTECH graduate seeking a refund on his degree tuition due to unemployment.