President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has launched a multi-million Naira scholarship to undergraduate students in Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district.
Beneficiaries of the scholarship will receive N2 million and N2.5million each for those studying a-four and five years course respectively under the scholarship scheme funded by the Senator Godswill Akpabio Educational Foundation, SGAEF.
Senator Akpabio presented a cheque of N500,000 and a brand new laptop each to 37 pioneer beneficiaries of the scholarship for the 2023/2024 academic session during a meeting of stakeholders of Ikot Ekpene senatorial held at the Ati Annang hall, Ikot Ekpene, on Friday 19th January.
He said each beneficiary is entitled to N500,000 per session throughout the duration of their academic programmes.
“This is the 2023 batch. We will select the beneficiaries for 2024. Those who cannot be accommodated under the scholarship will receive bursary.”
Over 250 students took part in the selection examination for the scholarship, wife of the Senate President, Mrs Ekaette Unoma Akpabio, said.
Senate Akpabio promised that his medical outreach will be continuous across all the local government areas in the senatorial district, pledged to work hard to ensure that many more people felt the impact of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda.
“Our medical outreach will be continuous in all the local government areas across the senatorial district. I will do everything possible to make sure you are comfortable. Is it promotion, you will have it; appointments, you will have it; empowerment, you will have it; my prayers, you will have it; my love, you have it already.
“Let me assure you that everyone will feel the impact of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s renewed hope”, Senator Akpabio promised.
Senator Akpabio had met with stakeholders of Eket and Uyo senatorial districts on Thursday 18th January, thanked them for their support for President Bola Tinubu, assured them that the State will reap the full benefits of their support for the APC-led federal government.
At Eket, he assured the stakeholders that all Social Intervention Programmes of the federal government aimed to improve the economic well-being of the people will be disbursed appropriately, appealed to the beneficiaries of the scheme who have not yet received their payment to be patient, saying the delay was due to ongoing investigation in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.
Akpabio tasked appointees from the State to prioritise the welfare of their constituents, saying that the Renewed Hope agenda of the Tinubu’s administration was about social inclusion.
In Uyo senatorial, Senator Akpabio urged the stakeholders to work in unity for the good of the Party, saying that God will anoint someone from the district to be the first APC Governor of the State in 2027.
The Senate President called on the State Chairman of the APC, Mr Stephen Ntukekpo to immediately set up reconciliation committees across senatorial districts of the State to ensure proper healing, integration and unification amongst all interests in the Party.
The State Chairman of APC, Mr Stephen Ntukekpo, commended the Senate President for ensuring stability and unity of purpose and direction in the 10th senate which he noted has so far provided healthy synergy with the Executive arm.
Ntukekpo said Akpabio is fulfilling the promise he made in 2018 to connect Akwa Ibom State to the centre by bringing the federal government closer to the people of the State through different beneficial programmes and projects.
During the meeting, the Senate President doled out gifts to the 31 local government areas in the State in celebration of the new year.