Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad on Thursday awarded scholarship to a first class student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Mrs Mutiat Afolabi to further her law programme at Law School.
A statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Shuaib Abdulkadir, said that the lawmaker was very delighted to sponsor the beneficiary as a gesture to serve as impetus for other students coming behind.
The scholarship, according Ahmad, who is an Associate Professor of Law was one among several others he had embarked on in recent years to encourage the youths in their academic pursuits.
“As a first-class student in my Faculty, am pleased to sponsor Mutiat Afolabi to Law School to become a full barrister”, he said.
The Speaker said further that as a public office holder, he was compelled to provide assistance in that regard as a way of supporting the state government in its quest to improve the education sector.
He noted that present economic situation in the country has made it expedient that public office holders, corporate organisations and other spirited individuals must support government reviving the sector.
Responding, the beneficiary, Mrs Mutiat Afolabi who expressed her joy to the gesture promised to justify the confidence reposed in her.
Afolabi thanked the Speaker and prayed Allah in his mercy to replenish his purse.