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Nasarawa MP launches scholarship scheme

16 December 2015, 08:01Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Member representing Angwan Kwando in Akwanga South Constituency of Nasarawa State, Kasim Mohammed Kasim, has unveiled a N6 million scholarship scheme for  students in the constituency. 

He said the scheme would take off in January when parents found it most challenging to meet up academic obligations of their children.

“By January we shall kick start the payment of N10 000 scholarships to 600 students in this constituency to help parents who would have been exhausted financially over the Christmas break,” Kasim added.

He has meanwhile donated a 500 KVA transformer to ease power shortages in the area.

Speaking shortly after the commissioning, Kasim said he decided to donate the transformer in fulfillment of his campaign promises.

Also Read: Scholarships announced for Abuja orphans

“We have not been paid any constituency allowances since our inauguration over six months ago thereby making it difficult for us to meet our campaign promises," he said.

"We are still committed that was why i sold my remaining piece of land to make Angwan Kwando gets the electricity it has craved for years,” Kasim said.

Chairman of Akwanga local government council Abashiya Koto said delegates from Anguwan Kwando community had visited his office three times on the issue of transformer, before the timely intervention of the lawmaker.

He called on the community to compliment the gesture by guarding the transformer from the activities of illegal trespassers of power installations.

CAJ News established that the community has been in darkness due to government inability to provide a transformer that would help supply electricity to the area for over seven years.

- CAJ News


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