Musa Na Allah Sokoto
The Yobe State Government has donated N5 million naira to orphans who were indigenes of the state currently being catered and educated at the UK Jarma Academy Sokoto.
The orphans were displaced as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency and taken in by the traditional title holder and philanthropist, Alhaji Umarun Kwabo A.A. (Jarman Sokoto)
Receiving the cheque for the amount from the representative of the Yobe State Governor, Wednesday, Governor Aminu Waziru Tambuwal said what the philanthropist did is a noble gesture.
He said when Alhaji Umarun Kwabo approached the state government and the Sultanate Council on the idea of establishing and taking care of the orphans, both the government and the Sultante Council supported him.
Reiterating the state government’s willingness to continue supporting the academy, the governor added that it is an obligation upon everybody to look after orphans and treat them even better than his own children.
He assured the Yobe State government that his administration would continue to look after the children by giving them the best of education and Tarbiyya (socialization).
Earlier, the Yobe State Commissioner for Education, Dr Muhammad Sani Idris, who presented the cheque to Gov. Tambuwal on behalf of the Governor of Yobe State, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, said the gesture was in appreciation of the efforts of the Sokoto State government and the Academy in taking care of the orphans affected by Boko Haram insurgency in Yobe and Borno states.
The commissioner, who led a powerful delegation, explained that they visited the school and were happy with the way the children are being taken care of by the proprietor, noting that the children are acquiring skills.
According to him, during the visit the delegation were at the Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission (SOZECOM) and Waziri Junaidu History and Culture Bureau where they learnt a lot that could be replicated in their state.