The oil rich region of Nigeria, the Bayelsa State Government has continue to exercise its promises to the people of the state, that education and youth empowerment, support and engagement is the key to pilot the developmental agenda of the state.
The Bayelsa State Government under the leadership of Governor Seriake Dickson, has further took a giant step in support of youths, paid the outstanding fees of N250 million for 21 of its scholarship students at the Lincoln University in the United States of America.
This was disclosed on Saturday 10 June 2017 in the released statement by the Bayelsa State’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation to Governor Dickson, Mr. Jonathan Obuebite.
It was also disclosed that the Lincoln University in the United States of America had threatened to deport the students over the unpaid fees and defaults in other fees in the university
It was a great news to the people of the state to learned that the state government had prevailed on the institution to allow the students to conclude their academic work.
It was also disclosed that Governor Seriake Dickson gave the approval for the payment, which has been remitted to the Ministry of Education for onward transfer to the Lincoln University.
In the statement, it was stated that as a responsible state government that is ever alive to its responsibilities, the governor gave the approval and equally ensured its remittance to the institution.
He explained that the delay was as a result of the economic downturn, which had drastically affected the finances of the State Government.
That Governor Seriake Dickson expressed the gratitude of his administration to the authorities of Lincoln University for their extreme show of understanding in the whole matter.
He recalled the educational friendly disposition of the governor as well as the excellent performance of the students, some of whom made first class.
It was stated that one of the students in the university emerged as the best overall graduating student in 2017 at the Lincoln University.
That despite the generally poor financial state of the country, Bayelsa State Government had remained committed to the administration’s policies and empowerment programmes in the educational sector and promotion of youth agenda policies.