The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA has launched a registration portal for bursary application for indigent students of the Lagos East District who are studying in Lagos State-owned tertiary institutions.
While inaugurating the Tokunbo Abiru Bursary Advisory Board on Friday, 30th April, 2021 at his senatorial office in Ikorodu, Senator 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.
According to the Senator, the registration and screening of applications will be essentially driven online 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 Senator Tokunbo Abiru Annual Bursary Fund - Bursary 600 opens on Wednesday 5th May and closes Saturday 29th May 2021.
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.
Recall that the poorest of the poor numbering over 2,000 who are badly hit by the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have been getting bi-monthly financial assistance from Senator Abiru since January.
Likewise, in a clear demonstration of love for primary pupils in the Lagos East District, Senator Abiru also donated 150,000 facemasks to Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBUB for onward distribution to school pupils in the district.
The Bursary Advisory Board which is saddled with the duty of processing applications and screening of applicants is peopled with seasoned professionals and academics with proven track records of integrity.
They are: Dr Abiodun Fatai-Abatan, P.hd, an outstanding scholar and a lecturer at the Political Science Department, Lagos State University, LASU. He is the chair of the Bursary Advisory Board, Segun Anifowoshe, a senior technocrat with the Lagos State Government.
Anifowose is an Assistant Director, Education District 2 Maryland, Sakiru Abiodun Okedeyi, P.hd lectures at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education.
Others are; Olugbenga Peter Oluwo, a lecturer at the Department of Economics, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Dr Muritala Seriki, is a medical doctor and a former President of Nigerian Medical Student Association.
Adedotun Gabriel Benson, P.hd is a Chief lecturer at the Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTEC and the representative of youth organization, Lekan Biliamin-Oba, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Lagos State chapter chairman.
Enitan Olukotun – Special Adviser to Senator Tokunbo Abiru (Media And Publicity)