Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has offered a foreign scholarship to three indigenes of the State who are recipients of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Presidential Honour Award. He made the announcement during a courtesy visit by the recipients of the presidential honour at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, March 23.
The three beneficiaries were among the 110 ex-corps members that were offered automatic employment in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies by President Muhammadu Buhari in February 2021.
The governor said the state was proud of the selfless and humanitarian service rendered by the three awardees during their NYSC programme, adding that once the awardees present their letter of admission to the Secretary to the State Government, their tuition will be paid in full to prevent them from being abandoned by the next administration.
Speaking on behalf of the awardees, Gilbert Kiaka Goodnews, explained that during his national service, he was able to offer free ICT training to over 200 students in Bayelsa State, while another recipient Miss Worlu Aruchi Rachael, a lawyer, offered free legal services to 22 inmates and secured their release from jail in Yobe State.
Goodnews further explained that the third recipient, Jasper Deebari Uchenna during his national service discovered that most streets in Jigawa State were not named and decided to name them.