The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has
awarded N1million scholarship to two first class
students in Law from the University of Ilorin.
The two beneficiaries are Mohammed Abdullahi
Tosin from Irepodun local government and Adam
Mohammed Ndakuku from Edu local government
area of Kwara state.
According to Saraki, the scholarship was to assist
the beneficiaries fund their training at the Nigerian
Saraki who presented the money to the
beneficiaries at his Ilofa GRA residence in Ilorin
on Monday, said it was in fulfillment of his
electioneering campaign promises to channel his
pension as former governor of Kwara state into a
scholarship scheme adding that the exercise will
be a continuous one.
At the ceremony attended by All Progressives
Congress (APC) chairman in the state, Hon. Ishola
Balogun- Fulani and party stalwarts, Saraki 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 believe that the resource Nigeria
has 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”.
He said that since the commencement of payment
of the pension, he has not drawn a single kobo
Saraki added that the scholarship is meant for the
competence of people they selected for the first
disbursement and called on others blessed with
resources to help the less privileged in the.
The Senate President said selection of other
prospective beneficiaries of the scheme was in
Meanwhile, Anti-corruption group, Coalition
Against Corrupt Leaders (CAOL) has asked Senate
President Bukola Saraki to publicly declare his
assets just as President Muhammadu Buhari and
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo did.