Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Dr. Yahaya Ibrahim Oloriegbe has paid the tuition, accommodation fees and miscellaneous expenses of the three most outstanding fellows of the 2020 Countryside Emerging Leaders Fellowship (CELF).
The development is in fulfillment of a pledge made to award scholarship to three most outstanding fellows from his district.
Senator Oloriegbe has released funds for the payment of all the expenses incurred by the beneficiaries for 2020/2021 academic session, according to a press statement issued in Ilorin by CELF Publicity Secretary, Saadudeen Abdulrasheed.
Convener of CELF, Mr. Lawal Olohungbebe described the gesture as capable of having a far-reaching impact on empowering young people from rural areas, adding that the scholarships would afford the beneficiaries the opportunity to study courses of their choices in public institutions of higher learning.
He thanked the Senator for his support towards grassroots development and assured him that the funds would be judiciously used for the purpose which it was meant for.
Isiaq Fasilat Omowumi from Senior Secondary School, Opolo (Ilorin South), Odetundun Christiana from Asa Local Government Secondary School (Asa), and Abdulwahab Abdulwasiu from Banni Community Secondary School (Ilorin West), all from Kwara Central Senatorial District reportedly emerged as outstanding fellows, scoring 63, 61 and 61 points respectively.
The fellows who were examined on community related activities as well as the trainings received while on the Camp were among the thirty-two young Kwarans who were selected across all the sixteen local government areas of Kwara State.