Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu has approved N895 million for payment of registration fees for the 2021/2022 academic session for 27,039 indigenes studying in 36 tertiary institutions across the country.
This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry for Higher Education, Alhaji Abdulmumin Abdullahi, while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Friday.
According to Abdullahi, the governor had on July 2, 2022, approved N907 million for the payment of 2019/2020 session registration fees for the students.
"So also on Sept. 22, 2022, the governor approved $349,150 US dollars to cover 2nd-year tuition, accommodation, feeding and pocket money for 116 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.
“Additionally, on Nov. 17, 2022, the governor also granted an approval of N120.1 million to cover change of institution for Kebbi-sponsored MBBS training from Sudan to Egypt,” he recalled.
The Permanent Secretary urged the beneficiaries to return the gesture by taking their studies seriously so as to become valuable to the society and the country in general.
“We pray that Almighty Allah will continue to guide, guard and protect the governor throughout his reign in office and in all future endeavours,” Abdullahi prayed.
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