The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has restated his commitment to pay Abia State University students of Abia origin the sum of N30,000 each.
Ikpeazu explained that ‘the pocket money was to aid the students in cushioning the effects of COVID-19.
The Governor stated that his administration remains unwavering dedicated to the “welfare of Abia youths, whether as students, artisans, or entrepreneurs.”
In a series of tweets at the weekend, the Governor disclosed the guidelines that will qualify students for the pocket money which was clearly spelled out during his interaction session with the students and the institution’s Dean of Student Affairs in October.
He said: “Still on the N30,000 pocket money, I recently approved for each student of Abia origin at the Abia State University, to help them cushion the effects of COVID-19. My guidelines for disbursement of the pocket money were clearly outlined as follows.
- All Departmental student leaders are to compile names of students of Abia origin in their respective Departments.
- The University management is to also raise a similar list.
- The government will cross-match both lists and commence payment from December.
“The list shall include such details of the students like Name; Community of Origin; Phone Number; and Account Number.
The Governor further added that his government is still committed to the welfare of youths, whether as artisans or entrepreneurs.