140 UNIZIK Students Get Scholarship Awards from Foundation
Not less than 140 indigent students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State have benefited from the scholarship awards of the Emeka Agbanari Foundation.
The beneficiaries, selected from various faculties in the institution by a special committee of the Students Union Government (SUG) received the sum of N7million.
Awarding the beneficiaries, Chairman of SEAMAN Group of Companies, Emeka Agbanari said the gesture was to ameliorate the plight of the students occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’ve been committed to supporting the indigents because of the covenant I have with God to be of immense blessing to humanity.
“I was prompted by the SUG President, Comrade Samuel Jude to assist the students because of the importance he attached to education,” he disclosed.
Acknowledging the challenge of unemployment in the country, Agbanari urged the beneficiaries to identify relevant skills to augment their knowledge to guarantee their employment upon graduation.
He commended the university authority on the rapid developments in the institution and assured of his continued support.
Reacting to the gesture, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone applauded the benefactor for ‘towing the path of honour’, just as he commended the students’ leadership efforts in attracting the award.
He, however urged the beneficiaries to count themselves privileged and study hard to make the financial aid count.
Also speaking, Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Nonso Achebe expressed gratitude to the foundation for the timely gesture to the students.
On his part, SUG President, Jude, also expressed gratitude to the benefactor for accepting the Union’s request to support the students even at the shortest notice. He prayed for God’s continuous blessings upon him.