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Sokoto votes N246m for students scholarship abroad

Published by The Nation on Thu, 28 Aug 2014


About N246.17 million has been earmarked by the Sokoto State government for the sponsorship of 143 indigenes of the state in Bangladesh, Sudan and Niger Republic.Governor Aliyu Wamakko, who disclosed this in Sokoto while delivering his farewell message to the beneficiaries of the gesture drawn from the 23 local governments of the state said students were drawn from various courses cutting across Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing, among others.He said the gesture was an addition to similar ones since 2007 to date.He said: Currently, there are various indigenes of the state undergoing numerous graduate and post-graduate programmes in African countries, Asia and Europe, among others.This is to help in bolstering the states manpower and we had ensured equal representation of the beneficiaries from the 23 local governments of the state.Wamakko said further that the gesture was aimed at providing the much-needed medical and other skilled manpower for the state and the country in general. He promised to do everything possible to restore the lost glory of the state as a centre of learning.He warned students not to allow themselves to be dissuaded by foreign influence, adding: You should excel in learning and conduct, be law abiding, as well as be of good behaviour, ceaselessly as good ambassadors and image makers of Nigeria.The students spokesman, Abdul-Aziz Gada, thanked Wamakko for the gesture, pledging that they would live above board in their studies.]]>
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