60,000 Ogun students get Abiodun’s N50,000 education award


An estimated 60,000 students of Ogun State origin in all tertiary institutions across the country would benefit from the ongoing N50,000 palliative of the state government.

Tagged Educational Cash Award For Student Help, the award is an intervention programme for students in all public primary and secondary schools, as well as public and private tertiary institutions across Nigeria, to cushion the effects of the current economic challenges on their studies and their parents.

This gesture was announced by Governor Dapo Abiodun as part of the state’s palliative measures.

According to him, each student of Ogun State origin is entitled to N50,000 cash from the state government.

The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, in a statement on Saturday, also corroborated the governor’s Educash Award stance when he assured that “students in public and private tertiary institutions will benefit from the cash award.”

Arigbabu maintained, “The state government is targeting 10,000 indigent students in public primary and secondary schools in the three senatorial districts to also get N10,000 each too.”

The statement partly reads, “Some students have confirmed receiving the N50,000, even as they showered encomium on the governor for the gesture.”