By Emma Amaize
WARRIâ€”NATIONAL Association of Delta State Students (NADESSTU) has commendedÂ Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for paying bursary and approving overseas scholarships for students of the state origin since 2007.
The Association was particularly happy that the governor recently released N2 million to a NADESSTUITE, Delta State student of the University of Jos who was involved in a gas explosion, to cater for his medical expenses in Egypt where he is billed to receiveÂ treatment.
In a statement signed by the National President and Acting National Secretary, Comrades Oboidhe Benedith and Jacob O. respectively, the association said it was delighted by the â€œtremendous performance in office by Governor Uduaghan in the over two years of stay in office.
â€œOver the last two years, Uduaghan has continually released over N400 million for the payment of the Students Assistance Scheme (SAS), commonly known as bursary, annually for Delta State students studying in tertiary institutions to cushion their financial stresses in school, speak less of the other numerous scholarship schemes undertaken by his administration, just as he has approved for Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Masters degree and PHD in 2009.
â€œFurthermore, the relentless effort of Delta State government in ensuring the accreditation of the Faculty of Medicine at Delta State University, Abraka, has been earmarked as one silent salient contribution of this administration, as the bottlenecks involved in obtaining medicine as a course in other varsities in the country by Delta State students is ameliorated with the accreditation of the Faculty of Medicine in DELSU.â€
NADESSTU urged the governor not to relent in his quest to develop the state in general, especially with the revitalization of Warri Ports, construction of an airport in Asaba and a dual carriage in the Osubi Airstrip,Â as well as access roads, pointing out it was on this kind of foundation that commercialized Lagos was built.