As NANS leaders pour encomium on Ikechukwu Ezugwu for the gesture as well as donation of operational vehicle
Enugu State lawmaker, Rt. Hon. Ikechukwu Ezugwu, has announced the expansion of his foundation’s scholarship scheme to the entire South-Eastern Zone of Nigeria.
The lawmaker who represents Udenu state Constituency through his foundation, ‘Ikechukwu Ezeugwu Foundation’ made the announcement when the leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) visited him in Enugu.
Rt. Hon Ikechukwu Ezeugwu charged the zonal leadership of NANS to commence scouting of intelligent but underprivileged students immediately, especially in 100 levels that will join the November 2022 batch.
The lawmaker who declined seeking for political office in the 2023 general election said he’s specific with the with 100 level undergraduates, because they’re in a stage that will avail them more opportunity to benefit from this scholarship throughout their stay in the tertiary institution against selecting the mid and final year student.
To the greatest excitement of the NANS delegates invited for the presentation of the scholarship scheme, the founder of Ikechukwu Ezeugwu Foundation surprisingly unveiled a Sienna vehicle to the leadership of The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone F South-East as the first stream of their support to ease NANS flow of movement as they navigate through the campuses in the South-East discharging their constitutional duties which is anchored on overseeing the welfare of Nigerian students in the zone.
This development is in fulfilment of the promised the lawmaker made in August when a NANS delegation traced him down to Enugu State to appreciate the magnitude of his humanitarian efforts and to decorate him with a Medal of Honour as a show of gratitude from the students in Nigeria. At the visit, Ikechukwu Ezugwu gave gave detailed steps his Foundation has already taken to fully accommodate the entire South-East starting from their next empowerment in November, 2022.
“I am glad to bring to your notice that from November this year, our Foundation will expand it’s scholarship to the entire South East Zone as education remains the bedrock for national development and successful society.
“Ikechukwu Ezeugwu Foundation will continue to support and encourage intelligent but underprivileged students as we reaffirm our commitment to this course and readiness to partner with NANS in spreading our scholarship scheme across the South-East Geopolitical Zone,” he had told the visiting student leaders.
In the same month, Ikechukwu Ezugwu handed over the keys and documents of a Sienna vehicle to the officer of NANS Zone F Coordinator.
Rt. Hon. Ikechukwu Ezugwu handing over the keys and papers of the vehicle to NANS Zone F coordinator, Comr. Onya Ibeabuchi Moses
Ikechukwu Ezugwu said the vehicle is to ease their movement as he has been worried about how they’re able to cope without an operational vehicle.
“The first time you visited, I noticed that there was no vehicle to convey you and your colleagues. I had to use my vehicles for that purpose. I then began to imagine how your team discharging your duties with all genuineness of intentions could be moving from one state to another without any form of official mobility arrangements.
“We will continue to contribute to the welfare of Nigerian students at all levels. We trust that you apply equity and fairness while selecting prospective beneficiaries that will be enrolled into our scholarship scheme in November.”
The Coordinator of NANS South-East, Comr. Onya Ibeabuchi Moses while receiving the key of the Sienna vehicle on behalf of the entire students of the zone, appreciated Hon. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu for using his Foundation to support the students movement and empower intelligent but underprivileged students in the zone.
“Honourable Leader, you invited us today for a lunch at your residence so we could discuss on your intention of allocating more scholarship slots to students, only for us to arrive here and be mesmerised by your magnanimity. We’re short of words because we never saw this coming.
“On behalf of the Nigerian students, Southeast Zone F, I deeply express our profound gratitude for this precious gift and for the scholarship. Leader, this is very exclusive and unique and history is made today. Yes, it must be put on record that Ikechukwu Ezeugwu Foundation is the first to donate a vehicle to NANS South-East and also the first to dish out scholarship of this magnitude to South East Students as far as Zone F leadership is concerned. As our pioneer donor, I want to reaffirm our commitment to this partnership and to reassure you of our continued commitment in ensuring that the students body remains law abiding and always work towards national cohesion especially as we prepare for the 2023 elections.
“Honourable, we have come across many personalities and must confess that you are very exceptional, we are filled with emotions of excitement and can barely say much, we are very grateful and will continue to work together both in the student community and beyond.
“May the almighty God continue to replenish the scarce resources you have continued to dole out to effectively impact in the lives of students” Comr. Onya prayed.
NANS delegates at the epoch making event include, Comr. Chiawa Onyebuchi Emmanuel, Cmr. Akam Ikechukwu Samuel, Cmr. Isaiah Aniamalu, Comr. Solomon Nweke, Comr. Ugwuja Henry Obinna, Comr. Nwobodo Chinoso Emmanuel, Comr. Romanus Ogene and Comr. Kenechukwu Okeke, etc.