Last week CorrectNG reported that Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, scrapped the compulsory ‘pandemic prevention fee’ Abia State University (ABSU) imposed on their student and went ahead to promised to pay N30,000 to each Abia student in the institution.
Governor Ikpeazu has listed the guidelines for payment of N30,000 to Abia indigenes who are students of Abia State University (ABSU).
The Abia state Governor who also stated that his administration remains unwaveringly dedicated to the “welfare of Abia youths, whether as students, artisans or entrepreneurs”, said the ‘N30,000 pocket money was to help cushion the effects of COVID-19.’
Okezie Ikpeazu said in a statement shared on his official Twitter handle;
“Still on the N30,000 pocket money I recently approved for each student of Abia origin at the Abia State University, to help them cushion the effects of covid-19. My guidelines for disbursement of the pocket money were clearly outlined as follows:
1. All Departmental student leaders are to compile names of students of Abia origin in their respective Departments
2. The University management is to also raise a similar list.
3. Government will cross-match both lists & commence payment from December.
“The list shall include such details of the students as follows:
ii. Community of Origin
iii. LGA of Origin
iv. Phone Number, &
v. Account Number
“Let me reiterate the commitment of our Government to the welfare of our youths, whether as students, artisans or entrepreneurs.”