A scholarship award has been instituted in memory of a late veteran journalist, Malam Rufa’i Ibrahim.
The award was instituted by Ibrahim Ibrahim, a philanthropist and politician in Nasarawa State.
The late Rufa’i, until his death at the age of 66, was the editor-in-chief of the Peoples Daily newspapers.
He also served as the pioneer editor of the defunct Sunday Triumph, Sunday Guardian and The Analyst Magazine.
Rufa’i was also the general manager of the Nigerian Standard newspapers and the Consultant/Chief Executive Officer of the Nasarawa State Government-owned Nigerian Newsday newspapers.
Ibrahim, speaking in Abuja, recently, said the scholarship was instituted to assist indigent students and highlight the contributions of the late Rufa’i to the development of journalism profession and education in Nasarawa State.
The philanthropist also announced that work on a book composed of articles written by Rufa’i, his biography and experience has commenced, saying that it was his intention to expose, especially the youth, to the life and struggles of the late journalist.
He urged students to dedicate themselves to their study, saying that the best secondary school graduating students in the subjects of government and English language, from the three senatorial districts of the state, would qualify for the scholarship