Hon Mike Omogbehin gives bursary to Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency Students
Sun, Jun 05, 2016 @ 02:26 AM
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Some of the awardees receiving their cheque
The lawmaker representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Honourable Mike Omogbehin, has been commended for his bursary to students from Irele and Okitipupa Local Government areas of Ondo State.
No fewer than 230 students across communities in the two local government areas benefited from the gesture which the lawmaker said was a fulfillment of one of his promises during the campaign.
Speaking on behalf of the communities, a community leader from Irele, Adegoroye Adebayo, said the bursary would go a long way to provide succour for parents and students who have been facing one challenge or the other, especially in the face of the present economic realities in the country.
He lauded the lawmaker for the scholarship which he said was better than the distribution of okada and called on him to find ways of engaging unemployed youths in the area.
Speaking during the presentation of bursary at Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area, the lawmaker said the bursary would afford those struggling to study in tertiary institutions because they were not born with silver spoon,”the opportunity to actualise their dreams.”
He said “ though I was born with silver spoon and grew up in the palace, I saw hardship. I never had the opportunity of going to a conventional university. Therefore, it has been on my mind that anytime I have the opportunity, I will do just what I am doing today.”
He explained that the 230 students selected for the scholarship were picked from the two local government areas with 10 students from each ward,
The students are from different higher institutions across the country.