Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has granted a scholarship to the winner of season 6 of the recently concluded Nigerian Idol show, Kingdom Kroseide.
Governor Diri announced the Bayelsa State Government’s scholarship to Kroseide, who is an indigene of the state on Friday when he received him and his team at the Government House, Yenagoa.
He said the state government would henceforth bear the responsibility of the 24-year-old talented singer’s education at the Federal University, Otuoke, where he is a student and up to a Master’s degree level.
The governor also appointed Kingdom as Youth Ambassador in the state.
Diri, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, advised youths of the state to put in their best in whatever they do in order to be successful in life.
While appreciating Kingdom for the honour done to the state, Diri advised him to strike a balance between his academics and his career, adding that with proper education and the grace of God, he would excel in his chosen career even outside the shores of Nigeria.
He also advised him to continue to use his music to glorify God in order to move to greater heights.
He urged the relevant ministries and agencies to put modalities in place to establish a music school that would harness the musical talents that abound in the state.
He said: “In appreciation of the honour you have brought to the state, I hereby announce that you are on the scholarship of the Bayelsa State Government.
“As you finish your first degree and if you proceed for a Master’s degree, the scholarship would also cover your programme.
“You are also appointed as an ambassador of the youths of Bayelsa State.
“Let me use this opportunity to call on youths of Bayelsa State to see Mr Timi Kingdom Kroseide as a role model; as one who out of hard work and the grace of God has brought honour to the state.
“I am sure that putting yourselves in legitimate careers, you would bring honour not only to yourselves but also to your state and country.”
Earlier, Kingdom Kroseide attributed his success to the grace of God and hard work.
He thanked the state government, Bayelsans and Nigerians for their support that enabled him win the contest.