By Dennis Agbo
Abakalikiâ€”Fifteen students from Ebonyi State are to be trained at the Nigeria Maritime Academy, through an N81 million government scholarship fund as part of efforts to have its indigenes in all sectors of the nation’s economy.
Chief Fidelis Mbam, Secretary to Ebonyi State Government, made the disclosureÂ yesterdayÂ in Abakaliki, when members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ebonyi State Council, paid him a courtesy visit.
He said each of the scholarship would be worth N5.4 million annually.
â€œThe state government is systematically touching areas where it is deficient. Governance is all about using and utilising the available resources in the state to make meaningful impact in developing the area.
“For the state to make impact, we have to properly utilise material and human resources, where we donâ€™t have the human resources, it means the state would never belong in that sector of the countryâ€™s economy.
â€œThe state is coming up with a scholarship package that would embrace all the professional and technical areas where the state is deficient,â€ he said.
He said the government would continue to give priority and award of scholarships to the indigenes to enable them undertake professional studies in major sectors of the economy.