Immediate past Delta state commissioner for health, Dr. Joseph Otumara has awarded scholarship to 30 indigent students of Itsekiri extraction, studying in various tertiary institutions across the country.
Dr. Otumara announced the scholarships to the beneficiaries through the National Association of Itsekiri Students, yesterday, at Ugbuwangue, Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State.
The Itsekiri leader charged the students studying in tertiary institutions to distinguish themselves in their academic pursuit.
Otumara, a medical practitioner cum politician advised members of the students association to use their knowledge to make the difference in the present situation Itsekiris have found themselves, adding that the students should use the knowledge acquired in their career to socialize and reposition the Itsekiri culture into enviable heights.
Otumara who was represented by his Special Assistant, Mr. Andrew Megbele, noted that the scholarship scheme was an interventionist programme geared towards assisting underprivileged students in Iwere land.
In his remarks, Comrade Precious Otikpere, President, National Association of Itsekiri Students, while commending Dr. Otumara for keeping to his promise on the scholarship award, promised on behalf of the students to make the Itsekiri nation proud through educational skills acquired in their institutions of learning.


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