Wednesday 7 August 2013

Governor Wada Grants N175m Scholarship To Kogi Indigent Students

Kogi state governor, Capt. Idris Wada has approved disbursement of the sum of N175, 416,000 as scholarship to over 46,336 students in 109 institutions across the country.

Governor Wada who disclosed this while receiving the chairman Kogi state scholarship board, Dr. Rekiya Momoh-Abaji and other members of the board stated that it is to boost the morale of Kogi state indigenes in all the tertiary institutions.

The Kogi state scholarship board which was inaugurated on the assumption of office by the present administration was saddled with the responsibility to disburse the approved fund to all Kogi indigenes in various institutions in the country.

The chairman of the board Dr. Rekiya Momoh-Abaji who stated that the board under her leadership has took meticulous time with all sense of responsibility to examine the list they met at the board, hinted there is a feeling that the list is vulnerable to having some stale and inadmissible names because the list was typed at a business centres outside the board.

While receiving the document which contained names of all Kogi state students across the country from her, the governor stressed that the board must ensure that genuine students get the bursary allowance, noting that government is prepared to assist serious students as future leaders.

He also stated that the state government will take the issue of bursary allowance to students in tertiary institutions across the country very seriously.

On some of the problems confronting the board, the governor noted that the state government will address the various problems confronting them.

Source: Channels TV

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