Lulu-Briggs Foundation offers law career grants to 808 Rivers indigenes 

Rivers-based philanthropic organisation, the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation, has offered free financial grants to 808 law graduate indigenes of the state to accomplish their career with ease.

Chairman of the Foundation, Dr. (Mrs.) Seinye O.B. Lulu-Briggs, disclosed this Wednesday, at a grand ceremony of ‘Law School Students Grants Award’ in the Rivers state capital, Port-Harcourt marking the organisation’s 20th anniversary this year.

Dr. Seinye said the awards was established in 2009 in response to an unexpected and large increase in the Nigerian Law Schools’ admission fees, which lead to a large number of financial aid request letters to their Grand Benefactor, the late High Chief Dr. O.B. Lulu-Briggs.

She said in that year, a cash grant of N120, 000.00 was awarded to 33 Kalabari law graduates, adding that when laptops became mandatory for every law student in 2013, the Foundation also added brand-new laptops to the award.

According to her, over the past seven years, law school students from every local government area in Rivers state had benefitted from the awards programme, adding that since the inception, 808 students have benefitted, including a set of 114 beneficiaries from the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 batches, who were honoured last Wednesday.

The goal of the Law School Student Grants, according to her, is to lift some of the burdens of the financial demands and requirements of attending Law School of students and their families.

“Our provision of grant comprising N120,000.00 and a brand new laptop to awardees is therefore to ensure that financial constraints do not prevent prospective Rivers State students from attending and doing well at the Nigerian Law School.

“But beyond the monetary assistance, the Rivers State indigenes over the years have risen to the top of the legal profession in Nigeria, playing key roles in nation building, actively leading the creation of our judicial systems and in the administration of Justice, she said.