Daily Trust (Abuja)

10 January 2013

Nigeria: Abaji Council Disburses Scholarship to Students

Abaji Area Council has flagged -up the disbursement of its N13.2 million to indigenous students of the area studying in various institutions in the country.

Secretary of the scholarship committee, Barrister Yusuf Saleh Ashafa, Monday said over a thousand students will benefit from the scheme and are divided into three categories.

He said the first category consisting of four out of the 10 political wards in the council area will receive their money first, while students in the second and third categories will be paid by month end.

The secretary also stated that the committee considered higher amount for students studying law, medicine and pharmacy because of the expenses involved in the courses, adding that the name of successful students, who will benefit from the scholarship scheme are already on the public notice board.

Responding, Chairman of Abaji council, Yahaya Musa Muhammad, called on beneficiary students to make judicious use of the council's gesture.

He said plans are underway to equip a new library constructed by the council with modern books, electronic library section, ICT and other important facilities for indigenes of Abaji Area Council and others to make use of.

The chairman commended students of the council presently studying medicine, law, pharmacy and other science courses and urged them to be good ambassadors of the council and FCT at large.

He further apologized for the delay in the scholarship payment, which he said was caused by numerous capital intensive projects embarked upon by the council's authorities.

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