…As Council Chairman Constitutes Committee
In furtherance of his administration’s support in the education sector, the Executive Chairman of Degema Local Government Area, Hon. Michael John Williams, has kick-started the process for the payment of Fifty Thousand Naira (50,000,00) grant as educational support to undergraduates of the LGA.
The beneficiaries, who are expected to be 17 per ward, would be evenly distributed across the 17 political wards of the LGA, with an additional provision for Ward 17, which comprises two communities of Ke and Ogurama.
Inaugurating the ‘Degema LGA Educational Grant For Undergraduates 2022 Committee’ at the Council Secretariat, Tuesday, the Council Chairman emphasized that the exercise should be done in a manner that would be devoid of partiality, favoritism and political coloration.
While stressing that his administration would not tolerate cases of bias, sentiment or inducements, the Council Boss maintained that students who fulfill the eligibility requirements should be considered without any prejudice.
Speaking on behalf of the Committee, the Supervisor for Works, Hon. Garrick, Ibima Firstbury, thanked the Council Chairman for the confidence reposed on them, assuring that his team would be meticulous and diligent in the discharge of their duty.
According to their terms of reference, eligibility requirements for prospective beneficiaries include; Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) for students above 18 years, Local Government Identification Letter, Admission Letter, School Fees Receipt, School Identity Cards, Birth Certificate/Age Declaration and Attestation Letter from a recognized compound chief.
The Degema Council boss listed members of the committee to include Hon. Garrick, Ibima Firstbury, Dr. Sokari Ibifuro Francis, Dr. Tamunosaki Taylor, Mrs. Vivian Harry and Comr. Damiete Lawson.