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Abe To Rivers Govt: Pay Scholarship Of Students Studying Abroad

Hon. Magnus AbeFormer Senate Committee Chairman on Petroleum (Down Stream), Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has called on Rivers State government, to pay the scholarship of students studying overseas and stop playing politics with their future.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson, Senator Abe, warned that on no circumstance should politics becloud the sense of judgement of the state government and destroy the future of Rivers children at a time billions of naira had been borrowed and reminded the administration in the state that former Governor Chibuike Amaechi inherited scholars from Dr. Peter Odili’s administration and did not frustrate them on the altar of politics.
The statement reads in part, “today, those students are all graduates contributing in one area of development or the other to the society and the stability of their families. While we play politics at home, Rivers children some of them in their final year in foreign universities are about to be thrown out of school for none payment of school fees in the mist of plenty.
“The government of the day if they desire can choose to discontinue with the scheme but they cannot choose to frustrate the education of our children therefore, let me make it categorically clear that neither the Rivers state government nor any political party will gain anything from that kind of strategy.
“Any administration that is serious with the progress of our state, must avoid playing politics with the education of her citizens as education is viewed as top most priority in every civilized society. Whatever sins or misgiving of these children studying oversees should be ignored and their welfare urgently addressed to enable them conclude their educational pursuit and return home to contribute to the development of the state.”

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