FG Gives 35 Niger Delta Youths Scholarship To Study Abroad

Kingsley Kuku
Kingsley Kuku

The Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs said on Monday in Abuja that it had offered scholarships to 35 Niger Delta youths.

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Kingsley Kuku, said the scholarships were for under graduate and post graduate programmes in universities in the United Kingdom.

Kuku said this at the Offshore Orientation and Departure Programme organised for the beneficiaries.

Kuku, who was represented by the Head of Reintegration Department in the office, Mr Larry Pepple, said the purpose was to develop the capacity of youths in the area.

He said 31 Itsekiri and four Ijaw youths were the latest group of beneficiaries in the scheme offered by his office.

The presidential aide urged the beneficiaries to behave well while pursuing their studies.

He said the beneficiaries got the scholarship because their communities were affected by militancy and oil exploration.

Mr Eugene Abels, Head, Education Unit in the office, urged the beneficiaries to always save some money to avoid hardship in the event of delay in the payment of their stipends.

Abels, who said the office was responsible for their tuition fees and stipends, urged them to adhere strictly to the laws of their host country. (NAN)