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Bagudu Approves N895m Scholarship for 27,039 Students

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Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State Governor Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the sum of N895,000,000.00 for the payment of the 2021/2022 scholarship.

The payment was made for the Kebbi State indigenes students studying at various tertiary institutions across the country.

Addressing journalists on Friday, the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Alhaji Abdulmumin Abdullahi said that the aim is for the students to pay their registration fees and ensure that they continue with their education.

“The numbers of the beneficiaries are 27,039 while all of them are the state indigenes studying within 36 tertiary institutions across the country,” he added.

The Acting Permanent Secretary recalled that last year, the Governor also approved the sum of N907,153,602.00 for the payment of 2019/2020 session registration fees.

“On September 22, 2022, Governor Bagudu graciously approved the sum of $349,150 US dollars to cover second-year tuition, accommodation, feeding, and modest pocket money for 116 state-sponsored students studying within three notable universities in India.

“This is in addition to N4.605 million to cater for logistics and transportation of sponsored students’ transferred from Global University in India,” Abdulmumun said.

He further explained that, on November 17, 2022, the Governor also granted approval of N120.1 million to cover the change of institution for Kebbi state-sponsored MBBS training from Sudan to Egypt.

The acting permanent Secretary enjoined all students to reciprocate the gesture by taking their studies more seriously in order to become useful members of society.

While commending the Governor for the gesture, Abdullahi prayed that Almighty Allah continues to guide, guard, and protect him throughout his reign in office and all future endeavors.

Also Speaking the Executive Secretary of the State Scholarship Board, Alhaji Sanusi Garba thanked the Governor for supporting the students and educational sectors at large, urging the students to be committed to their studies as the government is willing to support them.

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