From Chuma Austin,
Succor came to 35 indigent students from Akpugo Community in Nkanu- West Local Government of Enugu State as the Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Youth Affairs, Mr. Johnpaul Anih, offered them scholarship.
Speaking at the launch of the scholarship, tagged: “Johnpaul Anih Education Support Scheme’’ last Sunday, Gov. Ugwuanyi urged the residents of the community to continue to support all government programmes meant to better their lives.
The beneficiaries of the scholarship, which would last for three academic terms, were drawn from three secondary schools which included; Government College, Agbani; Technical College, Obinagu-Uwani, Akpugo and Akpugo High School, Akpugo.
The governor, who was represented by the state’s Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Manfred Nzekwe, commended Akpugo people for their continued support for his administration.
“I thank the community and its major stakeholders especially people of Ward 5 over the tremendous support you are giving to the present administration in the state.
“I will urge you to continually support this administration and more dividends of democracy would surely come your way,’’ he assured.
Earlier, the Founder of the scholarship scheme, Anih, who is also an indigene of the community, assured that the scheme would be sustained so as to afford the less privileged opportunity to achieve their educational dreams.
He said the scheme was part of his contribution to support and consolidate on the policies and programmes of Gov. Ugwuanyi, whom he said had touched the lives of the people.
Also speaking, the traditional ruler of Ndiagu-Owa Akpugo, Igwe Innocent Ogbodo, commended the philanthropic gesture demonstrated by their illustrious son. Ogbodo charged other well-meaning individuals in the community to emulate Anih so as to improve the general well-being of people in the community.