Ibadan LG chairmen, pay our bursary

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On behalf of the Federation of Ibadan Students’ Union (FIBSU), I wish to call on the local government chairmen in the state capital, Ibadan, to pay the bursary of members of this association since 2011 to date. We have waited for long for this bursary to be paid, and when this is not forthcoming, we have decided to plead with the chairmen publicly. Most of these chairmen claim that their councils do not have money, but is it not from the same source that they are receiving allocation? How come the chairman of Ibadan North Local Government, Hon. Idris Lapade, had paid the bursary award of indigenes of his local government since December 2013?

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Most of these local government chairmen often claim they were once student activists, and it is surprising that they are now taking students issues with levity. We have over 780,000 members, and we are peace-loving people who want the progress of our state; it is, therefore, as a result of this that we are urging the council chairmen to pay our bursary as soon as possible, so that we won’t resort to carrying placards to make our position known. We are also calling on the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, to call the council chairmen to order, so that they would pay the bursary. We know the governor to be someone who values education; he is also someone who respects students, so he should use his good office to compel the chairmen of the five local government areas in Ibadan to pay their students’ bursary without delay.

Alao Olalekan,

National President, FIBSU.

fibsu@fibsu.org

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