Alaba, a social media skit maker and graduate of LAUTECH, trended a few days ago after he returned his certificate to the institution.
The graduate who approached the university in tears said the certificate was not useful for him as he could not secure a job years after graduating.
According to him, his parents took loans to fund his schooling and could not continue to sustain him with such, adding that his action was not a social media stunt.
The skitmaker said, “I returned the certificate because it had no impact on my existence. I asked for a refund of the fees paid in school so I could use it to build my talent and live a meaningful life.
“I am an entertainer and even won the MTN talent hunt award during my service year in 2016.
“I have continued to struggle in life such that the opportunities I am getting is to do money rituals but I don’t want to do such. I want to be useful to Nigeria, my family, myself and to God.
“I am married with two kids; my dad is 90 years old but I continue to borrow money from him rather than give him. He told me that he took loans to fund my education and hasn’t refunded them and cannot continue to borrow money to give me.
“I ask for help in any form. I want to pursue my entertainment career. I don’t want my career wasted.”
However, on Sunday, a cheque of N500,000 was given to Alaba by the Global President of Lautech Alumni Association; Onilede Solomon.