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EKITI MARITIME STUDENTS HAILS ONI OVER N8 MILLION SCHOLARSHIP

By Lere Olayinka
(R-L) Gbenga Owoyemi, Oluwafemi Faboro, Bolanle Falodun (sitting) and Adewale Samorgan, the four maritime students studying at the prestigious Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt on the bill of the Ekiti State Gov
(R-L) Gbenga Owoyemi, Oluwafemi Faboro, Bolanle Falodun (sitting) and Adewale Samorgan, the four maritime students studying at the prestigious Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt on the bill of the Ekiti State Gov

Four Ekiti State indigenes studying at the prestigious Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt on the bill of the State Government have expressed appreciation to the administration of Governor Segun Oni for making their dreams a reality.

The four students, Adewale Samorgan, Faboro Oluwafemi, Owoyemi Gbenga and Falodun Bolanle are undergoing a three year course ain Egypt.

They were awarded N8,064,000 at N2,016,000 per student.

Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, who made this known in a statement made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, said students who are presently on summer holidays said their experiences in the institution have been fantastic and gave kudos to the Oni-Administration for its commitment to uplifting the education sector.

The spokesman of the Group, Mr. Gbenga Owoyemi said out of the 24 Nigerians undergoing the 3-year course, 4 are Ekiti indigenes.

He commended the Oni-Administration for establishing the State Scholarship Scheme, which according him has given opportunities to brilliant students to study to the highest level.

Owoyemi said the scholarship awarded him and his three colleagues had placed them at a vantage position of realising their livelong ambitions of becoming international citizens and part of the next crop of marine engineers, navigators and captains of the nation's merchant navy.

“We thank God for the opportunity that He has given us through Governor Oni. He is rare breed and we can say without mincing words that even in his grave, the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo will be proud of leaders like Governor Oni.

“We will continue to pray for him and we are sure that Ekiti State will remember his name for good in the future and God will glorify him,” Owoyemi said.