Lokoja - Kogi Government says it has provided scholarships for no fewer than 139 students to study in some Nigerian and foreign universities.
According to a government statement in Lokoja on Sunday, 15 of the students will pursue a three-year degree programme in international software engineering at FPT University, Hanoi, Vietnam.
The statement was signed by the Special Adviser to governor on media, Jacob Edi and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
It said that the scholarships were awarded to the students under a partnership between the state and the government of Vietnam.
The statement quoted Governor Idris Wada as urging the students to be good ambassadors of Nigeria in his farewell message to them.
It said Wada implored them to justify government's huge investment in their education.
Meanwhile, House of Reps member Tajudeen Yusuff (Kabba/Bunu) has also awarded scholarships to 124 indigents students from the area.
NAN reports that the awardees comprised 80 students from the various higher institutions in the country and 60 secondary school students.
Yusuf said at the presentation of the scholarships in Kaba that the gesture was in fulfilment of his promise to the people.
He said that the 60 secondary school students were picked on merit based on their outstanding performances at the current holiday coaching classes organised by him.