The Senator Representing Kogi West Senatorial, Distinguished Senator Dino Melaye has released the sum of N3million naira to pay for the WAEC registration of 175 Indigent students across the seven Local Government Areas of his constituency.
According to Senator Dino Melaye, the 175 candidates will be shared equally among the 7LGAs at 25 students per local government.
Melaye has further instructed that the candidates that will benefit from the scheme must be indigent student that can not afford the payment for the WAEC registration.
It could be recalled that this same gesture was enjoyed by over 340 candidates that wrote JAMB this year. This further show the concern of the distinguished Senator for the less privileged in the society.
In an emotional response to the gesture, a parent, and a highly respected community leader from lokoja on hearing this news, spoke on behalf of parents of the to be beneficiaries, thanked Senator Dino Melaye for the intervention and the financial relief for them, as well as the assurance that their children would complete their secondary education without any hassle, which was a source of joy to them.