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Chime pledges varsity scholarship to Okada riders

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—GOVERNOR Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has announced the award of scholarship to any commercial motorcycle operator in the state that gained admission to study in any university.

He also announced the readiness of his administration to provide soft loans that would enable them engage in productive ventures and urged them to form cooperatives to be able to benefit from the scheme.

Speaking yesterday, during the flag-off of commercial motorcycle operator’s security vest in the state, he explained that the scholarship scheme, which would be maintained throughout the life of the administration was to encourage education among the commercial motorcycle operators, stressing that, it was also a way of demonstrating that they could be more productive in other ventures.

Chime, who was represented at the occasion, which attracted over 1000 commercial motorcycle operators in the state by the Commissioner for Transport, Chief Luke Mammel, said that though most people believed that commercial motorcycle business could be done by  anybody, there was need for proper education to enable them profit the society maximally.

He said that the security vest was part of the effort to improve on security in the state, stressing that with the improved infrastructure and influx of people into the state, there was need to ensure that property and human lives were well secured.


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