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Ondo Student Lament Failures Of Akeredolu To Pay Bursary Since 2016

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NAOSS Express Dissatisfaction Over Akeredolu Failure To Pay Bursary Since 2016

The association said since the assumption of Governor Akeredolu in office since 2016, he has refused to pay their bursary and scholarship allowances.

The National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS), a group that supersedes the affairs of Ondo State indigenous people in the Tertiary Institution has expressed dissatisfaction over the failure of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to pay their bursary and scholarship allowances since 2016.

The NAOSS President, Kikiowo Ayoade at a press conference on Tuesday at Akure, stated that the then former Governor Olusegun Mimiko made the last Bursary payment to the students body in 2015, and since then the unpaid allowance has totaled N60 million despite meeting with Governor Akeredolu on the plight of the indigent students.

“In January, we met with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who promised the disbursement of the bursary soon. Series of letters were written to the governor since our first meeting in January to communicate our plight to him.

“In August, when this promise was yet to be fulfilled we consulted the Commissioner for Education and the management of the scholarship board. However, all these consultations failed to transition beyond the promises made. We have waited eight months since we received the promise and yet no single student of Ondo State has received payment.

“While we understand the several bottlenecks of running a government, we hold our position that budgeting N60 million for students for over eight months is nothing but overdue Payment for the bursary is overdue and students of Ondo State could be greatly relieved if it is paid at this time,”

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