The Kaduna State government yesterday commenced the payment of bursary allowance to graduates of the Nigerian Law School from the state.
A statement signed by the attorney-general and commissioner of justice, Barr. Amina Dyeri-Sijuwade, said that about 150 students were invited for the exercise.
According to the commissioner, “the payment is a backlog inherited from the last administration.”
She said that efforts are being made to liaise with authorities of the Nigerian Law School to obtain a comprehensive list of indigenes of the state who will soon be admitted into law school, so as to pay their bursary before they resume.
She said: “This is aimed at forestalling instances in the past where law graduates from the state were unable to attend the law school because they could not raise the funds to pay their tuition fees and purchase other essential learning aids such as laptops, or had to toil to raise the funds from other sources.”
This gesture by the state government is aimed at ameliorating the problems to be encountered in the training of the next generation of legal practitioners from the state, and as a demonstration of its faith in their great future that the government is working assiduously to build.