Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The Proprietor of Biga College of Education, a private institution in Sokoto, Prof. Musa Maitafsir, has promised to train 25 orphans and indigent youths at the National Certificate in Education (NCE) level free.
Maitafsir made this known at the inauguration of the Vision FM Sokoto Listeners’ Association (VIFLAS) and launch of its almanac and award ceremony in Sokoto.
According to him, it is a full three-year scholarship to the orphans and needy persons in the association. ”Education is the best legacy one can bequeath to the youths as the future leaders of Nigeria.”
In his remarks, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Sports, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, pledged to continue to accord priority to education in the state.
Also speaking, Senator AliyuWamakk, represented by Alhaji Isa Bajini, stressed the need for all Nigerian youths to acquire education to improve their lives.
A member of the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Sani Yakubu and the Chairman of Tangaza Local Government Area,AlhajiNuraShehu, all admonished youths in the country to shun all acts capable of jeopardizing their education.
The General Manager of the station, Mr. IlyasuAbubakar, promised to continue to run it as a people-friendly radio outfit.
The Chairman of the association, AlhajiNuradeenHarande, commended the proprietor of the college for the gesture and urged other wealthy individuals in the state to emulate him. Harande also announced that the association is poised to train 20 orphans in the state to acquire tertiary education.