The of Enugu State Government has offered bursaries to 165 indigenes in different campuses of the Nigeria Law School.
The I65 beneficiaries of the financial awards were identified and listed by the students themselves when they interacted with Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, on Thursday.
Confirming the disbursement, the Executive Secretary, Enugu State Scholarship Board, Mr Uche Abonyi, stated that each of the beneficiaries has received N100,000 from the government, through his office.
Abonyi disclosed that the governor started paying the bursary to Enugu indigenes in the Nigeria Law School in 2020 during the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.
He added that the state government during the heat of COVID-19 in 2020 paid N24 million to Enugu law students to cushion the adverse effects of the pandemic.
Aboyi said: “This payment was made at a time most states were struggling to pay workers’ salaries because of economic recession”.
He urged the students to be good ambassadors of the state wherever they find themselves.
“Always have our dear state, Enugu, in your prayers for the sustenance of peace, security and good governance entrenched by Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration,” he advised.
Reacting on behalf of the beneficiaries, the leader of the law students, Michael Kenechukwu Onah, expressed immense gratitude to the governor for his humility, benevolence and steadfastness.
Onah reiterated the commitment of the law students towards making Enugu State proud, promising the governor that they would surely make him proud in their final examination in August, in appreciation of his kind gesture.
Describing the bursary as “a privilege and not a right”, the leader of the law students, reassured Ugwuanyi of their support, prayers and solidarity.