Alex Otti Foundation Increases Funding For Scholarship Awards

 

Abia state Governor, Dr Alex Otti has announced an increase in the scholarship package offered by the Alex Otti Foundation.
from one hundred and fifty thousand naira to two hundred and fifty thousand to help beneficiaries cope with the increasing cost of living.

Governor Otti who made the announcement during the 2022 -2023 Alex Otti Scholarship banquet held at the Sacramento Event Centre , Olokoro, Umuahia South LGA,also promised to continue to support beneficiaries to achieve their full potentials.

He disclosed that the scholarship scheme which started many years ago but formalized seven years ago is modelled in such a way that beneficiaries do not need to know anyone to succeed.


The Governor further disclosed that the foundation has no relationship with Abia state government even as he said that there is a line between the Abia state finances and Alex Otti’s foundation.

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The Governor said that the initiative is a way of investing in the future and charged beneficiaries not to disappoint but to put in their best.

He said that the scholarship programme targets bright and indigent Students of Abia Origin or those resident in the state,adding that a total of 34 students have been selected in this years edition.


Governor Otti used the forum to appreciate management committee of the scholarship scheme for their input and for remaining objective to the vision without compromise.

In his speech,the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor and immediate past Executive Secretary of the foundation Mr Chinedu Ekeke said that the scholarship award is just an arm of the Alex Otti foundation which has continued to empower the citizens and thanked The Governor for giving himself for the venture.

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He urged the beneficiaries to maintain high standard in education,pointing out that the foundation made sure that beneficiaries must come from public tertiary institutions.

 

In his remarks, the Chairman planning committee and Head of logistics Mr Maxell Umesi thanked Governor Alex Otti for providing them the latitude to conduct the selection process transparently , noting that all beneficiaries were on merit.

He noted that the foundation has produced over 6 first class students ,noting that the Governor is determined to building a generation of accomplished individuals who would continue to do great in their chosen fields, urging them to remain worthy ambassadors of the foundation and state at large.

 

Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries one of the first class graduates ,Mr Kelvin Ikeoha thanked Governor Alex Otti for giving them a future through the foundation and pledged to also give back to the society.

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The event attracted the presence of the wife of the Governor Mrs Priscilia Otti , commissioner for education Professor Uche Eme Uche among others.