….Sets Up Bursary Advisory Board
The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Adetokunbo Abiru, has launched a registration portal for bursary application for indigent students of the district who are studying in Lagos State-owned tertiary institutions.
While inaugurating the Tokunbo Abiru Bursary Advisory Board at his senatorial office in Ikorodu, Abiru urged the board members who are mostly lecturers in state-owned tertiary institutions to give primacy to academic excellence amongst other criteria in the selection process of suitable beneficiaries.
In a statement issued and signed by his Special Adviser On Media and Publicity, Enitan Olukotun, quoting the Senator, the registration and screening of applications will be essentially online driven, stressing the need to reduce human contact for greater efficiency in compliance with global best practice and in adherence with COVID-19 safety protocol.
The registration portal *(https://tokunboabiru.org/tact-foundation/bursary-scheme/)* opens on Wednesday 5th May and closes Saturday 29th May 2021.
The statement reads: “The Bursary Scheme is an Education Endowment in the Constituency services bouquet for the esteemed people of Lagos East Senatorial District.
“The distinguished Senator Abiru’s passion for higher qualitative education as a veritable vehicle for maximizing enormous opportunities in today’s knowledge Economy is the motivation for the endowment targeted at brilliant, studious but indigent indigenes in the 16 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas of the Lagos East District.
“The bursary is expected to serve as a support to students in furtherance of their academic pursuit.
“The scheme is the latest in the series of interventions for different demographics in the Lagos East Senatorial District.”
t would recalled that over 2,000 people, who were badly hit by the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have been getting bi-monthly financial assistance from the Senator since January.
Likewise, in a clear demonstration of love for primary pupils in the Lagos East District, Abiru also donated 150,000 facemasks to Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBUB for onward distribution to school pupils in the district.