Lokoja - Kogi Government is set to disburse more than N175 million as bursary to 46 336 students of the state origin in 109 tertiary institutions across the country.
This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Lokoja by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Yabagi Bologi.
The statement said Gov. Idris Wada disclosed this when he received the Chairman and members of the State Scholarship Board at the Government House, Lokoja.
It stated that the governor also announced that he had approved the disbursement of the amount which represented the bursary award for the 2012/2013 academic session.
"The governor is also set to ensure that only genuine students benefit from the money.
"He has also promised that government would continue to ensure regular payment of the bursary award and address the various problems facing the board,’’ the statement added.
It said further that the board’s Chairman, Rekiya Momoh-Abaji, had earlier told the governor that the board urgently required another N8.4 million.
"She said this was to offset administrative cost, travel allowances and other expenses.
"She said also that the board had meticulously gone through the lists of benefiting students with a view to eliminate fake names," the statement said.