The member of the House of Representatives, representing Oluyole federal constituency of Oyo State and the Chairperson House of Representatives’ Committee on the Diaspora, Hon. Tolu Akande-Sadipe has paid the second tranche of her 25-million-naira TASK scholarship.
This payment, the second tranche of the year 2019/2020 session for 20 indigent students, drawn from communities across Oluyole federal constituency, was in fulfilment of her campaign promises. Recall Hon Akande-Sadipe had aunched the N25 million scholarship scheme immediately after her election into the 9th National Assembly.
In a statement issued and signed by her Special Adviser, Media, Olamilekan Olusada, Akande-Sadipe affirmed that the the beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme were selected on merit; and each student was graded with a cumulative average of their academic standings and entry essay.
Hon Akande-Sadioe had flagged of the N25 million scholarship scheme in December, 2019, at her constituency office, where the first set of beneficiaries were awarded dummy cheques.
Akande-Sadipe disclosed that payments to beneficiaries were deposited to each recipient’s bank account, covering the balance of their tuition fee and incidental expenses for the 2019/2020 academic session.
Additionally, Hon. Akande-Sadipe has initiated steps for submission of fresh application to for new set of beneficiaries for the 2020/2021 academic year.
She said, “The reason I believe so passionately in providing opportunities such as this, is that education has the potential to transform our nation, thereby creating progress and growth. Every citizen is a pillar of the nation and every nation rests on billions of such pillars. The more educated the pillars are, the stronger the nation’s foundation would be.
“It’s my desire that few of you someday may become legislators like me or even the governor of Oyo State. Stay focused and committed, the sky is the limit.”
One of the beneficiaries of the scheme, Mr. Olalere Ololade, through his Twitter handle, @granitilamide, appreciated the lawmaker, saying, “My sincere appreciation and gratitude goes to Honourable Tolulope Akande Sadipe K for fulfilling her promise she made when she awarded us scholarship worth N100,000 on December 1, 2019. I have received the N100,000 for the first year of the scholarship scheme.
“I was surprised when I saw the credit alert on the phone, because I don’t believe it; I’m short of words, but I pray may Almighty Allah in His mercy continue to be with you throughout your days and may He make you continue in fulfilling all the promises that you made during your campaign. Once again, I really appreciate your efforts Ma. God bless you and your crew.”