Yenagoa â€” Over sixty students from Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State in various tertiary institutions in the country, weekend, benefitted from the Clever Ikisikpo Educational Foundation.
The lucky students were each awarded N80,000 scholarship grant to assist them in their academic pursuits.
Presenting the cash award to the beneficiaries, Chairman of the Foundation, Clever Ikisikpo, who is also the member representing Ogbia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, urged the students to take their studies seriously as money spent on education was not a waste but an investment.
â€œThe essence of occupying any political office is to improve the lot of the people,â€ he said, adding that he chose to empower his constituents through education which he considered as the foundation of development in any society.
Beneficiaries and their parents were full of praise for the lawmaker, saying his gesture would go a long way in relieving them of the burden associated in solely training their children and wards.
They also called on other politicians to emulate the kind gesture of the lawmaker.
Ikisikpo is the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on the Downstre-am Sector of the oil industry.