Member representing Ussa Constituency in the Taraba State House of Assembly Hon. Habila Timothy Anderifun yesterday awarded scholarship to 200 students from his constituency studying in various tertiary institutions across the country.
Speaking during the flag off of the scholarship award at Eloheem Suit Jalingo, Habila said he was moved to reach out to the students because of his personal experience during his school days.
According to him the scholarship was not meant to take care of all their needs, but to encourage them to work hard as patriotic future leaders of Nigeria.
“I want to encourage you to work hard even in the face of economic hardships and insecurity facing the nation. Education remains the bed rock of any societal development and it is my belief that you all will succeed in your educational endeavours.
“It is my desire that in the nearest future, Ussa should have the highest number of professors, Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers and other professionals in the state. In this regard anyone who graduated with first class in any discipline will receive a reward from me,” he said.
The lawmaker charged the students to continue to pray for their leaders and be constructive in their criticism even as he urged them to avoid taking to social media to insult leaders and spread false information.
Chairman Ussa local government, Hon. Rimansikwe Hassan Karma in a remarks thanked the member for promoting education in the area and admonished the students to take their studies seriously which he said is the only hope for a better future.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Rimamri Sangwayan appreciated the member for the gesture, adding that apart from alleviating some of their challenges, the scholarship will spur them to take their studies more seriously.
Our correspondent reports that the scholarship which is in batches drew students of Ussa origin from universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education across the country.