Ebonyi Senator restores hopes of indigent students with N40m disbursement

The Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and Senator representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District,Onyekachi Nwebonyi, weekend handed over cheques of N40 million for 200 indigent students in various institutions of higher learning in the country.
Neebonyi distributed the cheques to the 200 beneficiaries at his hometown Mbeke Ishieke, Ebonyi local government of the state during a civic reception organized for him by his community.

He however, urged the beneficiaries to ensure that the money was used for the purpose it was meant for.

“About 200 students today got their school fees paid. Those doing LLB(Law) got N150,000 each, those doing Medicine also got N150,000 each.

“Those in post graduate studies got N200,000 while those students that are in their clinical stages in Alex Ekwueme Federal University,Ndufu Alike, Ikwo(AE-FUNAI) that are on the verge of dropping out as result of accumulated unpaid school fees, got N6.7million. If you put all these monies together, it will give you N40million.

“Our motive is to guarantee our tomorrow because the best investment you can do is the investment made on human beings.

“Why we are having a lot of social vices in our society today is that those youths involved in them are not educated. If they had the opportunity of being educated, probably, they wouldn’t have indulge in the social vices.

“So, we are making this intervention to make sure that no students drop out of school in Ebonyi North Senatorial zone and I want to use this opportunity to urge the students to use the money for the purpose it was meant for, they shouldn’t divert it because doing so is diverting their future”, Nwebonyi stated.

Governor Francis Nwifuru who attended the event, lauded the federal lawmaker for the gesture .

He opined that the gesture was in line with the People’s Charter of Needs mantra of his administration and urged other leaders to emulate him.

The Governor enjoined the students to see the gesture as a debt that must be paid by making use of the money for the purpose it was meant for and studying hard to train future students.