ABIA STATE GOVERNMENT APPROVES N30,000 TO SUPPORT INDEGENES OF ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 2, 2021
The Abia State Government has approved thirty thousand Naira to support Abia State University, ABSU Students who are indigenes of the State, following the scrapping of the Covid-19 pandemic fee after outrage from parents and students.
However, students who are non-indigenes believe they also deserve support from the State Government in the face of hardship.
Following the scrapping of the twenty-five thousand Covid-19 pandemic prevention fee, which resulted in outrage among students of Abia State University, ABSU, the Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu promised student of the institution who are indigenes thirty thousand Naira each which he termed pocket money.
Governor Ikpeazu explained that the pocket money was to help the students cushion the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Governor said he had directed those in appropriate places to start paying the thirty thousand Naira to each Abia student in the institution as further support to them, their parents and guardians in this very difficult moment of economic downturn caused by the global health crisis.