Some members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nnamdi Azikiwe University chapter, has awarded over 30 indigent students of the university an N1.5million scholarship.
The beneficiaries who received N50,000 each for the 2019/2020 academic session were selected from various faculties of the University.
The chairperson of ASUU-NAU, Comrade Stephen Ufoaroh who spoke during the award presentation said the gesture would be done annually as part of ASUU-NAU social responsibility to the students and their parents.
He added that the gesture was done to aid students who are unable to pay their school fees, expressing optimism that the assistance reduces school dropouts and its attendant criminality.
The university Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu praised the ASUU-NAU leadership and members, describing the event as a landmark and timely, especially in view of the economic hardship on people.