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Mbah Awards Scholarship To 17-year-old Aspiring Pilot

Governor of Enugu State Peter Mbah has awarded full scholarship to Grasp Israel Echezona, a 17-year-old indigene of the state, who emerged the general finest candidate within the Nigerian Faculty of Aviation Expertise, Zaria entrance examination.

 The scholarship is to allow {the teenager} to coach as a pilot.

The governor, who congratulated Echezona over the feat, mentioned the gesture was in step with his administration’s drive to equip the youngsters and youths of the state with the requisite training and expertise to excel in life.

Governor Mbah urged the beneficiary to proceed on the trail of excellence to justify the funding and confidence vested in him by the state.

Receiving the beneficiary, his mom, Mrs. Ukamaka Echezona and two others on the Authorities Home, Mbah mentioned the state wouldn’t solely offset the N23.2 million preliminary payment, but in addition take cost of all remaining monetary obligations till the recipient accomplished the programme.

He mentioned, “I congratulate you in your admission. You’ve got made us proud and that is precisely what we wish for the youths of our state. We provides you with full help going ahead. So, the ball is now in your courtroom. Go and make us proud.”

In his response, Echezona pledged to make Enugu State proud, saying the governor had proven that there was hope for Nigeria. He urged the youths to not lose hope, however work arduous to be one of the best in no matter they do.

“Look as much as God, pray and work arduous. Nigeria is our nation. Meet your authorities. The opposite governors, who’re like Governor Peter Mbah, would possibly show you how to in sponsorship of your training,” he said.

On her half, the mom of the beneficiary, Mrs. Echezona, whereas thanking Governor Mbah mentioned she had misplaced hope, given the cash concerned, including that she was additionally shocked on the velocity the governor attended to their plea for assist, as steered by the previous councilor for Mgbagbu-Owa Ward I, Hon. Stephen Okafor.

 “I’m crammed with pleasure. When the admission got here out, I noticed the cash, and I mentioned I couldn’t proceed as a result of it isn’t what I can attain. However I used to be inspired that this can be a uncommon admission; that the federal government may very well be desirous about it. We wrote to our councillor, who took it up. Inside one week, we’re right here and have met and talked with the governor. 

“I didn’t know {that a} authorities could be this sort and the governor has already confirmed that even bizarre folks can come near a governor.

  I’m overwhelmed, having a handshake with the governor and he advised us he’s taking full accountability for this little one as his personal.

“In the meantime, we’re based mostly within the North, however I’ve heard good issues about him within the very brief time he’s in workplace. We got here into Enugu State and I can testify that he’s working nicely. I can confess the nice issues I heard about him. He’s working and he’s doing nicely. My prayer for him is that God will give him a protracted life to have the ability to reap the fruits of his labour,” she mentioned.






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