Brass—The lawmaker representing Brass Constituency I in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Dr. Daniel Charles has presented the sum of N2,000,000 for payment of bursaries to undergraduate students, with each getting N20,000 each, across communities in Brass Constituency I.
Charles made the presentation during a meeting with students in Twon-Brass, headquarters of Brass Local Government Area on Friday.
In his remarks, he encouraged the students to take their studies seriously in a bid to make themselves, their families and their communities proud.
“We have not forgotten the student community in the constituency. As a past beneficiary of bursary payments, I know the importance of these little encouraging gestures.
“Therefore, I have also set out to encourage our students as long as I remain in office.
“This students’ bursary will not end here. This is just the beginning. We will continue to do our best to promote education in our constituency because we believe that education is the bedrock of every developed society,” he said.
Responding, the president of the National Union of Twon-Brass Students (NUTBS) Obuala Princess, conveyed the heartfelt gratitude of the students’ community to Charles.
“On behalf of all students in Brass Constituency I, I say a very big ‘thank you to our leader, Dr. Daniel Charles who has shown so much concern in matters affecting students in all communities across the constituency.”
Mangrovepen.ng gathered that one hundred beneficiaries from Liama, Beletieama, Egweama and Twon Brass communities were selected irrespective of political affiliation.
A stakeholder in the constituency, Elder Kelsy, addressed the beneficiaries on the importance of education in the development of any society.