Four hundred million naira has been earmarked for the payment of NECO examination fees to final-year students in Nasarawa State.

Governor Abdullahi Sule revealed this during the flag-off of the distribution of rice across the tertiary institutions in the state.

Eight thousand bags to four thousand beneficiaries who will also get an additional sum of five thousand naira was the scenario at the Federal University of Lafia.

Governor Abdullahi Sule said the distribution of the seven-point-five kilograms of rice to the students is towards ameliorating the current economic hardship being felt by the students.

According to the Governor, the gesture is without recourse to the state of origin of the student, but a calculated measure to support the them.

He noted that the gesture is also spread to final year students of secondary schools across the state, as four hundred million naira will be spent in the payment of their National Examination Council, NECO Examination.

The State Commissioner for Special Duties, Humanitarian Services and NGOs, Margaret Elayo appreciated the Governor for extending the gesture to students in the state.

The extension to students of the Federal University of Lafia, Isa Mustapha Agwai the first Polytechnic, Collage of Agriculture Science and Technology as well as students of the School of Nursing will surmount the current economic challenges as highlighted by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Shehu Abdur Rahman.

The Acting Rector of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Nurudeen Maifata also appreciated the measure as the benefitting students smiled with their bags of rice to their abode.

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