Oyo Speaker Presents Bursary to 100 Ibarapa East Indigenes
The speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, OYHA, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin has presented cash to another set of one hundred students drawn from Ibarapa East State Constituency.
The event held at Eruwa Town Hall, Eruwa, was the second bursary award program by the speaker this year.
Each of the one hundred students who are currently attending various higher institutions of learning received ten thousand naira cash at the ceremony.
The speaker said the bursary award was part of his Education Support Initiative aimed at boosting the morale of youth in his constituency especially in terms of their educational pursuits.
“Education is no doubt the bedrock of socio-economic development of a nation. It is critical and pivotal, hence all hands must be on deck to encourage our students to give their study all the attention it deserves. I am happy that we are supporting another one hundred students of Ibarapa East descent with cash. We were here in June this year to flag-off the Bursary program and now the second set is benefiting. We promised to make it a quarterly affair and to God be the glory.”
“This is another testimony that we are fulfilling our election campaign promises. I want to assure that the last set of one hundred students for the last quarter of the year will be attended to in December this year. May God continue to support our party and its lofty agenda for the people of Oyo State”, Mr. Ogundoyin prayed.
He urged the students to shun all vices capable of bringing the name of their families and their communities into disrepute.
“As youth, we are the future hope of any nation. No nation can neglect its youthful population. But I must warn us to avoid drug and substance abuse, cultism, sexual abuse, examination malpractices, internet fraud, kidnapping and armed robbery as these are ungodly activities which could lead anyone to the path of doom” He added.
In his remarks during the event, the Chairman, Water Corporation of Oyo State, Dr. Adebayo Adepoju urged the students to strive to reach the pinnacle of their educational careers.
It will be recalled that the speaker was in Lanlate a fortnight ago where he presented deep freezers and generators to constituents in the area as a way of boosting their socio-economic activities.
Another fourteen people had earlier received motorcycles while thirty people got twenty-five thousand naira each to support their businesses.