The Ohaukwu Local Government Chairman, Barrister Clement Omekannaya Odah, yesterday doles out cash worth 10 million naira to the Ohaukwu indigenous students aimed to support their academics career.
The Council boss while addressing journalists at Ohaukwu headquarters 135 Ezzangbo, maintained that the bursary payment was not attached to any political motivation.
He noted that it was out of his willingness to assist parents to reduce burden involved in paying school fees of their children, for those who are finding it difficult to pay various fees in the course of their academic pursuit.
Barr. Odah advised beneficiaries’ students to judiciously use the money to do the needful and avoid the unnecessary spending of it so that the intention for which it was given would be achieved.
He equally pointed out that his bursary payment is not political, and maintained that the factor which made him local government chairman was outside bursary payment, therefore, by 2020 when the election would come, the factor will surely prevail.
The chairman, however, stated that in Ohaukwu, 1,500,000 voters registered and he said 1,200 students have received the bursary, so whether students vote or not he would still emerge the winner.
Others who spoke during the event are the Coordinator, Effium Development Centre, Hon. Agbo Sunday.
In his speech, he thanked the Council boss for the bursary payment to the entire Ohaukwu students and urged him to continue the good gesture, and described the chairman as a replica of Governor Umahi and God sent to Ohaukwu people, even as he charged beneficiaries to ensure proper use of the money.
The event was attended by some commissioners, Special Assistant to the Governor on Student Affairs, Hon. Gideon Onwe, Leader of Ohaukwu Legislative Council, Hon. John Awam, Vice Chairman, Ohaukwu Local Government, Hon. Mrs. Chinenye, Coordinator Ohaukwu Development Centre, Hon. Ejikeme Chibueze Agbo, SA to Ohaukwu Local Chairman Hon. Ali Emmanuel (Ibeto) among others.
Some of the beneficiaries include Master Nwede Chukwuemeka, Nwafor Chika among others thanked the chairman for taking such step and assured him of putting the money into use.
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