The Sokoto state Government has spent well over three billion naira in the payment of student scholarships. Waziri Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto state, disclosed at the farewell ceremony reception in honor of hundred students sponsored by the state government to undergo various medical courses in India.
“Education was the cornerstone for all advancements had been prioritized by his administration through the declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector.
“Fifty out of the hundred students are females which clearly confirmed the administration resolve to encourage girl-child education in the state.
“The government has released funds for payments to Baze University and omitted students of tertiary institutions. The number of medical practitioners in the state is too small to meet the daily needs of people hence the need to train more for the benefits of the state,” he stated.
The chairman of the state scholarship board, Hon. Atine Shehu Kajiji had earlier thanked the state government for making it possible for the children of the common citizens of the state to participate actively in the program without discrimination.
“The selection of the students was based on merit without any political consideration. The sponsored students and their parents are very grateful to the state government for providing all the basic requirements of the students.” He stated.