The 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).
According to a press statement issued in Ilorin, the convener of CELF, Mr. Lawal Olohungbebe, on behalf of the Haashim Initiative for Community Advancement (HICA), Hannis Institute for Development Studies (HIDS) and other partners, was quoted to have said that Senator Oloriegbe, in fulfillment of the scholarship awarded to the three Fellows who are from his senatorial district, released funds for the payment of all the expenses incurred by the beneficiaries for 2020/2021 academic session.
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.
It would be recalled that 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 had emerged as outstanding Fellows having scored 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.