By Our Correspondent
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin, has generously granted scholarships to 628 students hailing from Bayero University Kano (BUK).
These students, carefully selected from the Kano North Senatorial District for which the lawmaker represents, have been awarded a monetary sum of N50,000 each.
Launching this commendable program at the School of Continuing Education, BUK, on Monday, Professor Muhammad Ibn Abdullahi, the Chief of Staff to the Deputy President of the Senate, conveyed that the scheme was initiated by Senator Barau Jibrin himself.
Its purpose is to provide robust support to his constituents in their pursuit of higher education across diverse tertiary institutions within Nigeria.
The Special Adviser to the Deputy President of the Senate on Media and Publicity, Ismail Mudashir, clarified through a statement that this noble gesture will be extended to all students originating from the Kano North Senatorial District, irrespective of the tertiary institution they attend across the country.
By offering these scholarships, Senator Barau Jibrin demonstrates his unwavering commitment to foster academic growth and empower the deserving students from his constituency.
Such initiatives reflect his strong desire to facilitate equal opportunities in education, thereby paving the way for a brighter future.
“This scholarship scheme was conceived to empower undergraduates from Kano North Senatorial District. Each of the students will receive N50,000, courtesy of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau I. Jibrin.
“This gesture is not only for the students of BUK; every student from Kano North studying in Nigeria will benefit from this scheme. This is not the first time he has done it. He has given similar support to farmers and others in society,” he said.
He urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the gesture and study hard for them to excel in their academic pursuits.
One of the beneficiaries, Adama Iliyasu Rabiu, a level 400 student, thanked the Deputy President of the Senate for the gesture.
“We are grateful for this. With this gesture, I will proceed with my registration. I thank Senator Barau Jibrin for this support. May Almighty Allah reward him,” he said.
Another beneficiary, Shamsuddeen Usman, said “I have received the N50,000. I am in the 300 level. Yearly, I struggle to pay for my school fees. We appreciate him.”