Oyo State Government has approved a total of 60 million naira as a bursary to a group of Oyo State indigenes in the Nigerian Law School.
The Governor of the state, Seyi Makinde announced the approval during a courtesy visit by a delegation of the students in Ibadan.
Naija News understands that the N50000 bursary which is to cater for each of the 120 students was paid to assist the state indigenes.
Makinde said that his decision was aimed at encouraging the students and assisting them to achieve greatness in their academic pursuit. He also urged them to ensure that they come back home to contribute their quota towards the development of the state after their studies.
According to the governor, Oyo state by the gesture of the bursary made an investment on the Law School students and would love them to also payback to the state.
He advised the students not to be carried away by the allure of Lagos and other cities after their studies. He further charged them to persevere in the face of challenges and never lose hope no matter the challenges that may come their way, noting “life is not just for those who work hard but for those who persevere as well.”
In his response, Mr Olaniyi Ogunlade, leader of the student’s delegation, thanked the governor for the gesture and promised that they would make the best results in the history of Oyo state students in the Law School.
He assured the governor and the people of the state that the beneficiaries of the bursary award would return to make their contributions to the development of the state.
Source: Naija News