The Sheriff Oborevwori Foundation has presented cheques to beneficiaries of its scholarship scheme.
The initiator of the Foundation and Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori, who made the presentation on Friday, also gave out car gifts to Okpe Political leaders.
The Coordinator, Sheriff Oborevwori Foundation Scholarship/Bursary Committee, Mrs Esther Onokpasa, assisted the Speaker in the presentation of the cheques to the beneficiaries.
He disclosed that the sum of Ten Million Naira, (N10,000,000:00) had been deposited in the Foundation’s account for the purpose of the scholarship, adding that the students must get their N200,000 each whether the Universities were in session or not
Honourable Oborevwori said the Scholarship Scheme was for indigenes and non indigenes of his constituency in public Universities and covered their studies from 200 level to graduation.
Presenting keys to beneficiaries of the car gifts, the Speaker commended the Okpe political leaders for their unalloyed support, saying that they had worked very hard over the years in the Local Government Area.
The Speaker said he was giving out the cars in his humble appreciation of the Leaders and Stakeholders for their continuous support over the years.
He explained that the brief event which was devoid of any ceremony, was initially scheduled to hold on Sunday 14th June, 2020, but was postponed to Friday 19th June, 2020, in honour of late Sir (Chief) Tom Amioku, who untill his death, was one of the foremost political leaders in Okpe local government area.
Those who smiled home with the cars are Chief Daniel Okoro, Chief J. I. Asini,Chief Chris Ometan, Chief Robert Onome, Chief Lizzy Obukene andDr Peter Ebireri
Responding on behalf of others, Chief Robert Onome, expressed gratitude to the Speaker for the gesture.