Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, has approved the sum of N500,000 as bursary for Oyo State indigenes in the Nigerian Law School. The N500,000 bursary will be paid to each of the 120 students from the state in the Law School.
The figure is unprecedented in the history of Oyo State.
Consequently, the governor has approved the sum of N60m to cover the bursary. The bursary covers the 2019/2020 session of the state indigenes in the Nigerian Law School
This was disclosed in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa.
Makinde disclosed that his decision was aimed at encouraging the students. Further, he disclosed that his gesture was aimed at assisting the students to achieve greatness in their academic pursuit.
The governor urged the students to return home to contribute their quota towards the state’s development after their studies. Makinde affirmed that his gesture signifies an investment from the Oyo State Government on the Law School students.
Therefore, he urged them to reciprocate it by contributing to the development of the state.
He advised the students not to be carried away by the allure of Lagos and other cities after their studies.
Students assure Makinde, Oyo people of commitment to state’s development
In addition, he counselled the students to persevere in the face of challenges and never lose hope, irrespective of the challenges they may face.
“Life is not just for those who work hard but for those who persevere as well,” Makinde lectured.
Responding, leader of the student’s delegation, Mr Olaniyi Ogunlade, expressed gratitude to the governor for the gesture. He promised that the students would make the best results in the history of Oyo state students in the Law School.
Also, he assured the governor that the beneficiaries of the bursary would return to make their contributions to the development of the state.