From victor Seyi, Ilorin
The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has presented a sum of N1 million each to two best Law students of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) to assist them fund their training at the Nigerian Law School.
Presenting the cheque for the scholarship award to the beneficiaries in Ilorin on Monday, the Senate president said the donation was part of his Pension Scholarship Fund as former governor of Kwara state.
He said the decision was in fulfilment of his electioneering campaign promises to channel his pension as former governor of Kwara State into a scholarship scheme, adding that the exercise would be sustained for others to benefit.
The beneficiaries are Mr. Mohammed Abdullahi Tosin from Irepodun local government council area and Mr. Adam Mohammed Ndakuku from Edu
local government council area.
The Senate President said: “My aim is to ensure that the fund is used as a form of social security to support existing state scholarship scheme. The plan is to further give vent to my believe that government alone cannot effectively take care of the needs of our people,
“It is also my belief that the resource Nigeria needs to propel her development is her human resource and those who can change the course of Nigeria’s development and make it faster and in compliance with world standard are already here. The best brains are Nigerians.”