Education

June 13, 2024

O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation awards scholarships to 59 Rivers law students

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By Efe Onodjae 

The O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation has again demonstrated its commitment to quality legal education in Nigeria by awarding N120,000 cash and brand-new laptops to 59 law graduates of Rivers State origin at its 15th Law School Students Scholarships Award Ceremony.

The event, held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, also marked the 94th posthumous birthday of the scholarship’s grand benefactor, the late High Chief (Dr) O.B. Lulu-Briggs. He established it 2009 to assist law students who solicited his support in paying the increased Nigerian Law School admission fees.

Welcoming guests, the Chairman of the Foundation, Dr (Mrs) Seinye O.B. Lulu-Briggs, acknowledged her late husband’s great legacy. 

“He was the Foundation’s grand benefactor, and his generous support laid the basis for us to keep going. Please join me in a hearty round of applause in gratitude and memory to him and his large heartedness,” she said while acknowledging the guest’s support. 

Dr Lulu-Briggs congratulated the 59 recipients, who joined 931 previous beneficiaries, all law graduates from Rivers’ 23 local governments that had benefited since 2009.

She urged them to “champion the cause of upholding the rule of law and making a positive impact on our society” while using technology.