Gov. Idris releases N309.5m for payment of foreign scholarship to 86 students in India, Egypt

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From Maiharaji Altine Salah

Gov. Nasir Idris of Kebbi, has released the sum of N309.5 million for payment of foreign scholarship to 86 indigenes studying in India and Egypt.

The Media aide to the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Sarki said the revelation was made by the commissioner for Higher Education, Alhaji Isah Abubakar-Tunga while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.

The commissioner said, ” Gov. Nasir Idris, has made payment of foreign scholarship to Kebbi state indigenes studying in India and Egypt to the tune of N228.1 million for 63 students in India and N81.4 million for 23 students in Egypt, thereby giving a total of N309.5 million.”

Abubakar-Tunga added that the remaining 50 foreign students should have their expenses settled within the soonest possible time.

He also recalled that the governor paid the local scholarship to all the state students studying in 36 tertiary institutions across the country on February, 2024.

“The ministry for higher education remains appreciative to all the praiseworthy efforts of the governor in the higher education sector.

” May Allah continue to guide and give him the strength and wisdom to continue to pilot the affairs of the state forward,” the commissioner prayed

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