Fortune has smiled on Dele, a little school girl who was recently pictured doing her homework with the aid of the light from an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) gallery.


The little girl has been making headlines ever since Bada Maruf Matthew, a Twitter user, took a photo of her while she was doing her assignment at a branch of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) along Yaba Road in Ondo city.

The picture, which was shared on the microblogging platform, went viral as quite a number of Nigerians commended the girl’s passion and determination for education.


The development had last Sunday caught the attention of FCMB. The bank would later call on members of the public to help get the location of the pupil, noting it was inspired by her action.

“We are inspired by Dele’s determination to study. It’s great our ATM Gallery could light her books for the evening, but we would love to do more to support. Can you please help us find Dele? Please RT until it gets to someone who knows her,” the bank wrote while quoting Bada’s viral tweet.

Some days later, the bank announced that it has gotten the location of the girl. It was gathered that Dele, a pupil of ‘Hope of Glory Academy,’ a private school in her area, stays with her grandmother.


“As a follow-up to our #DeleDetermination search post on Sunday, February 09, 2020, we are pleased to have located Dele and are in contact with her family,” FCMB wrote.

“In view of speculative news making the rounds, we confirm that, yes, we are working out how best to support Dele live a more comfortable life, alongside other children in her community.”

The bank, however, stated on Wednesday that it is yet to announce what form this “support will take”, adding that it will provide details to the public once it has reached its conclusion.

“However, we have NOT announced what form this support will take. We will shortly provide details once finalized. We appreciate your support,” it added.


The development comes about the same time when Obiageli Mazi, a Borno state teacher, was promoted by Babagana Zulum, the state governor, for her uncommon punctuality.

Zulum had visited Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 primary school around 6:30 am on Friday where he met Mazi.

Impressed by her dedication to work, the governor commended and rewarded her with a cash gift of N100,000 cash.

He also recommended her for promotion, and in less than 24 hours, the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) announced her promotion to assistant headmistress.

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