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DSTG pays bursary to children of deceased civil servants, physically challenged
THE Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board has flagged off the payment of bursary to children of deceased civil servants and physically challenged.
The Executive Secretary, Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board, Hon. Sunny Orishedere at the flag off ceremony held at the premises of the board in Asaba said the payment was to the first batch of 2019 beneficiaries, adding that the process would be completed within two weeks.
Hon. Orishedere stated that the gesture is born out of Governor Okowa’s passion for the vulnerable in the society.
He disclosed that all back log of payment has been paid to the beneficiaries adding that at the beginning of the Okowa’s administration in 2015, the board inherited over 2500 beneficiaries of the scheme.
The executive secretary noted that with diligent and effective monitoring, the number of beneficiaries have been screened to about 1,678 which includes existing and new applicants.
He advised the beneficiaries to make used of the funds judiciously.
Responding on behalf of the physically challenged, Mr Emeke Olise, a visually impaired, said Governor Okowa has given hope to the hopeless.
He said that the beneficiaries would not disappoint the state government, as they would encourage government to do more.
Elder Ochuko Sakpaide on his part appreciated the governor and the board for instituting measures to alleviate the suffering of persons with various forms of challenges especially children of deceased civil servants.
Elder Sakpaide noted that the intervention of the governor and the board in the education and well-being of children of deceased civil servants would be greatly enhanced.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of cheques to the beneficiaries by the executive secretary and some directors in the board.