Ekweremadu splashes N29m Scholarships, Bursary on Constituents

By AdvocateNews on 11/05/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 992


The Deputy President of the Senate, weekend, awarded N29 Million in scholarships and bursary awards to 399 indigent undergraduates of Enugu State.


Also, 302 adult learners from 32 Ikeoha Foundation Adult Literacy Centres, who were educated under Ikeoha free education programme, received their First School Leaving Certificates. This brings the number of beneficiaries to over 12,302.


380 students received a bursary award of N50,000 each, while 19 students across the State also received N400,000 in scholarship each.


Speaking during the disbursements to the beneficiaries at the 2017/2018 Ikeoha Adult Literacy Day and Scholarships/Bursary Awards at Ndeabor, Aninri Local Government Headquarters, Ekweremadu said the gesture was his modest way of giving back to a society that had shown him consistent support over the years. 


Although beneficiaries of bursary awards were supposed to be 300, but Ekweremadu, owing to the supports by his friends who donated at the event, increased the number of recipients to 380, while the initial award of N40,000 was increased to N50,000.


He, however, enjoined the beneficiaries to make the best use of the funds and also remember to bless others in their own way, especially when God uplifts them.

“By the grace of God, we will continue to do what we are doing. Our intention is to continue to improve on what we are doing and get more people to benefit. We started with beneficiaries from Enugu west, we now cover the whole of Enugu State, and we want to take it to the next level.

“We are also talking to our colleagues and friends and development partners across the world and if we succeed, we will also try as much as possible to extend it to the South East, to Nigeria also to the rest of Africa.

“The society has offered us so many opportunities and this is just one little way of giving back to the society. The only thing we request of the beneficiaries is to copy what we are doing so that by the time God blesses you, you should also be blessings to others. We are trying to plant this culture of giving in the minds of many people as possible. That is the only way our society can make progress. The best thing that will happen to you is when you are able to put happiness on the faces of ordinary people”.

He urged the clergy and the people to pray for the Foundation so that the human capital building efforts could continue.


On his part, the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, extolled Ekweremadu’s benevolence and charged the beneficiaries and members of the pubic to emulate him in their own little ways.  


The highlights of the event include match past, cultural dances, recitations, and the unveiling of the 2017/2018 bursary and scholarship awards.

Posted 11/05/2019 4:42:35 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
EFCC holds Jonathan’s associate King Turner

Tagbo;s Death: Davido's men confess

Metuh’s trial to continue in his absence, Court...

Why I must win in 2019 – Buhari...

False assets declaration charges laughable – Ekweremadu

No peace until FG delists IPOB as terror...

Osun rerun: I’ll retrieve my stolen mandate at...

Lawan floors Ndume to emerge Senate President

Sack TCN boss, Mohammed now, Labour tells Buhari...

People I respect, INEC frustrating me, says Okorocha...

Protests trail APGA Rep primaries in Anambra

Ekiti Assembly suspends ‘sleeping honourable’


Latest News Trump to detain migrants for long, mulls ending birthright citizenship New portfolio: I don’t know how Interior Ministry operates – Aregbesola Buhari re-appoints Adesina, Shehu, Akande as spokespersons Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal reserves judgment in presidential poll petition Buhari knocked for ordering ministers to report to Kyari Senator Utazi distributes over 600 empowerment items to constituents Woman raped, butchered to death by bandits in Enugu BREAKING: Ex-Super Falcon, Chiejine is dead Gunmen attack Nasarawa deputy governor’s convoy, kill three policemen, civilian Confession: How soldiers killed police officers, released me – Taraba kidnap kingpin Foreign bodies lavished dollars on Sowore to topple Buhari – DSS Buhari assigns portfolios as new Ministers take Oath of Office


Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (13,530 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (13,282 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (12,518 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (11,513 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (10,581 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (10,368 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (10,312 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (9,948 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (9,299 views) NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (9,265 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (9,050 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (8,899 views)





Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands