NLNG awards 10 overseas postgraduate scholarships
Ten (10) Nigerians have received post-graduate scholarships from Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) to pursue master's degrees at colleges in the UK.
At the 2022 NLNG Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme (PGSS) Award Ceremony, Andy Odeh, General Manager of NLNG's External Relations and Sustainable Development Division, presented the scholarships on behalf of the organisation.
NLNG provides post-primary, undergraduate, and graduate scholarships to students nationwide as well as in its host communities. In keeping with the Company's mission of "helping to build a better Nigeria," the Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme was established to develop a pool of committed professionals who would fill the specialty skills gap. NLNG administers and fully funds the scholarship.
The award certificates were presented to the beneficiaries by the Honourable Commissioner of Education for Rivers State, Professor Prince Chinedu Mmom, NLNG’s General Manager for Human Resources, Terhemba Makeri and Odeh.
Speaking at the event, 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.
He stated further that the company was determined to fulfil its vision of “helping to build a better Nigeria,” through deliberate interventions to improve life in communities, to help build local businesses, and to develop the country through human capital development.
The Commissioner of Education for Rivers State, Professor Prince Chinedu Mmom, in his remarks, urged the beneficiaries to use the opportunity to build their personal brand and unleash innate potential. He commended NLNG for providing financial support to brilliant Nigerians who will contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.