Delta State Govt Approves N434million Bursary for 2020/2021 Session

Delta State Govt Approves N434million Bursary for 2020/2021 Session

  • Indigent students from Delta state will be paid bursary for the 2020/2021 school season as a way of supporting them
  • The Delta state government through its spokesman has announced that the students will be paid N434million in total
  • The state government has been consistent in paying bursary to the students since the advent of the Okowa-led administration

Asaba - The Okowa-led administration has approved the release of N434 million for the payment of the 2020/2021 Students’ Special Assistance Scheme, otherwise known as bursary, for students from Delta in tertiary institutions across the country.

Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this in a post exco briefing presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday, December 7 in Asaba.

Governor Okowa has been consistent in paying the bursary of Delta students since he came into power. Photo credit: Delta state government
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He said the continuous payment of the bursary to Delta students despite the economic hardship in the country was a further demonstration of Governor Okowa’s commitment to the human capital development of the state.

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Aniagwu also disclosed that exco approved the commencement 2021/2022 cycle for Job Creation Bureau with 650 Deltans expected to benefit from the 7th cycle.

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His words:

“Exco approved the establishment of a technical college in Kiagbodo, in Burutu local government area.
“We also approved the construction of an administrative building for the College of Health Sciences, Oghara, and the remodeling of the Library of the Clinical Science Building.
“Others include approval for the rehabilitation of Orogun road in Ughelli North local government area of the state and approval for the connection of additional government offices to the Independent Power Plant (IPP) to enable the state maximise the benefit of the power plant.
“Also exco approved the transfer of Institute of Continuing Education from the ministry of higher education to the ministry of secondary education where it ought to be.

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“At today's exco we also urged all workers and commissioners in the new secretariat to be of good conduct and to ensure that cars are not parked at unapproved areas.”

On Sylvester Oromoni's case in Lagos, Aniagwu said the state government remained committed to ensuring justice for the family in line with Governor Okowa’s earlier statement on the matter.

He added:

“Recall that the governor had made a statement to the effect that we will collaborate with the Lagos state government to ensure that justice is delivered.”

Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu mourns Sylvester Oromoni, Jnr

In a related development, the First Lady of Lagos state, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Monday, December 6 commiserated with the parents of Sylvester, describing the circumstances surrounding his death as heartbreaking.

A distraught Dr. Sanwo-Olu said the incident was a big slap on the face of the education sector, the community, and Lagos state as a whole.

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She further described the incident as unfortunate, saying never again should it reoccur in the state.

Sylvester Oromoni: Family hires Femi Falana against Dowen College

Meanwhile, the family of Sylvester has hired the popular human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, to prosecute the case against Dowen College over the unfortunate death of their son.

To kick start the case, Falana has written to the office of Lagos state’s chief coroner, requesting an inquest into the circumstances leading to the death of Sylvester.

The letter, which was dated Monday, December 6, and signed by Taiwo Olawale, was addressed to the chief coroner in the high court of Lagos state.


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