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The National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS) has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to Lagos State Government on payment of scholarship and bursary.
According to a press release by the Lagos student body which was obtained by Ojo Medialine, the students stated both scholarship and bursary are rights of indigenes of the state who are students of various higher institutions in Nigeria.
“Your Excellency, we are compelled to notify you of our resolution to hit the streets of Lagos and cause peaceful civil disobedience in protest of non-release of our bursary and scholarship dues for all Lagos state indigenes schooling across the federation in various higher institutions”.
According to the President of LASU Chapter of NULASS, Ojoare Balaji, payment of both scholarship and bursary has been approved by the state while disbursement to awardees is the main issue.
“The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the payment of bursary, foreign and local scholarship to Lagos State indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country and abroad, but yet it has not been disbursed, “ he said.
” A letter of notification has been sent to Governor Ambode, on 21st November, 2018 which sequel to the media publication dated of October 16th 2018, on approval of payment for bursary, local scholarship by the Lagos State Government to students of Lagos state origin in tertiary institution cross Nigeria and abroad.
“As such hereby have no hesitation to give an ultimatum of three (3)weeks days to effect the payment as it has been announced in all dailies that approval has been given for bursary disbursement.”
The body is calling on all citizens, public and political office holders to use their highly esteem offices to implore the governor to swift into action in order to avoid civil disorderliness in the state.