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Odebiyi creates History !
Gives scholarship to 54.
The Senator Representing Ogun West District, Chief Tolu Odebiyi, at the weekend created a new record in education empowerment by offering scholarship to 54 students from tertiary institution.
All the students are from the five local governments that made up Ogun West.
15 of the awardees are in first Class category with GPA of 4.8 and above.
At an impressive ceremony held in Ilaro, six winners of the TOD secondary school essay competition were also given prizes.
Senator Odebiyi, in a short remarks, said each of the scholarship awardees would be given N100k every year till the end of their tertiary education.
He explained that no student in Ogun West should be deprived of education on account of the inability of their parents to fund their education.
The Senator equally revealed that he had secured the nod of the federal government to sponsor two students from the district who are interested in pursuing their master and Doctoral degrees.
He said such yearly concession would be for four the next years.
The Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle who was the Chairman of the occasion said he is very happy of the development and urged the students to concentrate on their studies.
He noted that education remain the bedrock to the success of any nation and hence should be accorded pride of place.
Also present at the event were the Olota of Ota, Oba (Professor) Adeyemi Obalanlege.