Sen. Barau I Jibrin
The Deputy Senate President, Barau I. Jibrin, on Tuesday, commenced the second phase of his scholarship programme with 870 students of the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK).
The students, who were selected from Kano North Senatorial District, where the lawmaker represents, were given N20,000 each.
Speaking during the distribution of the money at the university's premises, the Chief of Staff to the Deputy President of the Senate, Professor Muhammad Ibn Abdullahi, said the scheme was conceived by Senator Barau to support students from his constituency.
He said the scholarship scheme started in August with 628 students of the Bayero University Kano (BUK).
According to him, the scheme would be extended to all students from Kano North Senatorial District in all tertiary institutions in the country.
"Each of the students will receive N20,000 courtesy of Senator Barau and every student from Kano North who is studying in Nigeria will benefit from this scheme.
"We started in August with the students of BUK and today we are in YUMSUK for the second phase," Ibn Abdullahi was quoted in a Special Adviser to the Deputy President of the Senate on Media & Publicity, Ismail Mudashir.
He urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the gesture and study hard for them to excel in their academic pursuits.