Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) on Monday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State awarded post-graduate scholarships to ten (10) Nigerians to pursue Masters’s degrees at universities in the United Kingdom.
A statement issued by Acting Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Anne-Marie Palmer-Ikuku explained that the scholarships were awarded at the 2022 NLNG Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme (PGSS) Award Ceremony by Mr. Andy Odeh, NLNG’s General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, on behalf of the Company.
NLNG offers post-primary, undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships to students in its host communities and across the country. The Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme was launched to grow a pool of dedicated professionals who will bridge the specialist skills gap, in line with the Company’s vision of “helping to build a better Nigeria.” The scholarship is fully funded and administered by NLNG.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Odeh, remarked that the ten scholars were selected from a list of 921 people who applied for this year’s post-graduate scholarship. He said the process for selection was thorough, designed to ensure the emergence of the right crop of scholars with academic excellence and the ambition to become better persons and to impact society.
“This is a lifetime opportunity to turn dreams into reality. These scholars are about to go through excellent universities and will acquire not just world-class knowledge in chosen fields but also the life-long skills and experiences that will elevate them to become international citizens. I trust that they will not throw this opportunity away and that they will return to Nigeria after graduation to contribute meaningfully to the development of our country. The country needs them,” he said.
Dignitaries at the event included the Honourable Commissioner of Education, Rivers State, Professor Prince Chinedu Mom.