One of Nigeria’s Telecomminication giants, Etisalat has donated the sum of 80Million Naira to 800 undergraduates of Nigerian Universities. The Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Steven Evans, has said the company has committed N80m to fund scholarship awards to about 800 Nigerian students in tertiary institutions across the country.
Evans disclosed this at the 5th Etisalat Merit Awards in Abuja.
Evans, who was represented at the event by the Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Ibrahim Dikko, said the company was committed to the improvement of qualitative education in the country, by rewarding outstanding students.
Each of the awardees receives N100, 000, he noted.
According to him, over 800 scholarships have been awarded under the Merit Awards Scheme, as the company continues to build on its core corporate social responsibility platform of empowering Nigerian youths to obtain qualitative education.