Senator Lau gives out scholarship to 360 students
By Chuwang Dungs
The Senator representing Taraba North Shuaibu Lau on Thursday presented scholarship to 360 indigents students drawn from public tertiary institutions across the senatorial district.
During the presentation in Jalingo the state capital Lau called on the government at all levels to invest in the education of its citizens for rapid development of the nation.
The Senator who was represented by Oliver Suleiman said the presentation is in fulfillment of his campaign promises and his passion for education.
He said the bedrock of any developed country is anchored on its levels of educational development and how much they have committed to it.
Mr Lau said his passion to help the students in the society was based on the premium he has placed on education.
“Because of the premium I place on education, I said I will make sure I cater for the indigent students. It became a vow to me.
“It is not a winner takes it all. That is why you see people across religious and political divides benefiting from the scholarship.” He said.
The Vice Chancellor Taraba State University (TSU) Sunday Bako, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor academics, Mohammed Isa, while commending the donor, said the gesture came at a time when the country was passing through difficult challenges.
“There is no doubt that the Senator is supporting the educational development efforts of governor Agbu Kefas. And I know the governor will be happy with this gesture.
“To this end, I think we must commend Shuaibu Lau for a good job he is doing for the people of Taraba
“Again, what is unique about this presentation is that, he is giving this support to deserving students who are financially distressed irrespective of religion, political parties and what have you and as far as they are citizens of our state, residents in the senatorial district he is representing, he has found them worthy and has decided to give support to them. I think this is one rare opportunity these students are having.” He said
One of the beneficiaries, Peter Samuel, thanked the donor for his kind gesture and urged other well-meaning Nigerians to emulate him.
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