The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has reiterated his commitment to pay ABSU students of Abia origin N30,000 each.
Ikpeazu said the “pocket money was to help cushion the effects of COVID-19.”
According to him, his administration remains firmly dedicated to the “well-being of Abia’s youth, whether they are students, artisans or entrepreneurs.”
The governor in a series of tweets on Saturday revealed the guidelines for qualifying for pocket money that were detailed during his meeting with students and the institution’s Dean of Student Affairs in October.
“Even with the pocket money of N30,000 that I recently approved for each Abia origin student at Abia State University, to help them cushion the effects of covid-19. My guidelines for out-of-pocket money were clearly outlined as follows:
1. All departmental student leaders should collect the names of Abia origin students in their respective departments.
2. The management of the University will also draw up a similar list.
3. The government will compare both lists and will begin payment from December.
“The list will include the following student details:
ii. Community of origin
iii. LGA of origin
iv. Phone number, &
v. Account number
“Allow me to reiterate our Government’s commitment to the well-being of our young people, whether as students, artisans or entrepreneurs,” he added.