Over 150 students of Benue North East Senatorial Districts studying in various higher institutions in Nigeria today received a scholarship allowance of between Twenty Five Thousand Naira and Thirty Thousand Naira.
Over five hundred students have so far benefitted from the Chief Barnabas Gemade Education Fund since inception, ten years ago according to the Senator representing Benue North East Senatorial District (Zone A).
Gemade who thanked God for giving him the resources to reach to the needy said he hope to formally launch the scheme some day and charged the benefitting students to put it best use.
Two recipients of the scholarship, Peter Vande of the Benue State University Makurdi and Benedicta Tyav of University of Agriculture Makurdi thanked Senator Gemade for the gesture and promised to make best use of it.
The recipients were handed cheques at the Senator’s residence behind Makurdi Government House.