Rivers spends N1.4b on overseas scholarships

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NWANDIKE UGOCHUKWU,
Port Harcout

RIVER State Governor, Nyesom Wike has disclosed that his administration has spent N 1.4b so far on scholarships for Rivers State students schooling abroad.
The Governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor , Dr. Ipalibo Banigo, made the disclosure at the Inter-denominational Church Service , commemorating the 55th National Day Anniversary, which held today at the St. Paul’s (Ang.) Cathedral Church, Diobu, Port Harcourt.
His words : “ We thank the CAN president for expressing his concern about our students and want to assure you that His Excellency has so far spent N 1.4b so far on overseas scholarships and just last Thursday, he released N 491 m to make sure that every child of Rivers State schooling abroad must receive money. We would continue to help the children irrespective of how they got there.”
The Governor was thankful to God for keeping the unity of Nigeria intact, and was optimistic that Nigeria will overcome it present economic downturn.
He also believed that Nigeria will surmount its challenges of underdevelopment,insecurity and poverty because, according to him, Nigeria is a blessed nation that must rid itself of bitterness and unforgiveness.

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