Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
Senator Aliyu Wamakko, representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, has sponsored 40 indigenes of Sokoto State to undergo various degree programmes at the Maryam Abacha American University, Maradi, Niger Republic.
Wamakko, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, made this know yesterday, while distributing the admission letters to the beneficiaries who were drawn from across the state.
He said the students who would be sponsored free include 37 males and three females.
According to him, the students would undertake courses like computer engineering, nursing sciences, law, information technology, medicine and public health, among other courses in the arts, science and humanities.
Wamakko admonished them to properly utilise the chance provided to them to improve their education.
Wamakko said he would cater for their registration fees and upkeep allowances, while a befitting accommodation would be provided for them.
‘’You should face your studies seriously, be disciplined and be good ambassadors of your various families, Sokoto State and Nigeria in general.
“You should therefore shun all acts capable of truncating your education, so as to be useful to yourselves, families, the state and the country,’’ he advised.
Responding on behalf of the benefiting students, Aminu Abdullahi Ibrahim, commended Wamakko for the gesture and pledged to live above board.