149 get N22m law school scholarship from Ekiti govt

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The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, on Monday, reiterated his commitment to the welfare of students, saying his administration would continue to give priority to the education of Ekiti indigenes and encourage them to boost their academic pursuits.

The governor, represented by the Special Adviser to the governor on Education, Dr Kofoworola Aderiye, spoke in Ado Ekiti during the inauguration of the documentation process for the disbursement of N22.3 million scholarship award for Law School students of Ekiti origin.

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He said the scheme, whereby 149 Law School students would receive N150,000 each was a demonstration of the government’s commitment “as a responsible and responsive government to give you the awards because we are committed to our promises.”

The commissioner charged the beneficiaries of the scholarship to display the excellence that the state was known for wherever they might find themselves globally.

The Executive Secretary, Ekiti State Scholarship Board, Mrs Bosede Jegede, encouraged the beneficiaries “to take the opportunity as a chance to have the world into your hands. Again, you must be disciplined.”

Jegede lauded the state government for creating enabling environment for assisting the less privileged members of society to attain their aspirations with ease.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Emmanuel Folayan, who thanked the state government for fulfilling its promise on the scholarship, promised to make Ekiti State proud in their endeavors.

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