By Usman D Abdullahi
Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State has over the weekend launched the Talban Musawa Scholarship Scheme targeted 1,895 students from the Musawa/Matazu Federal constituency.
Hotpen reports that, the Scholarship Scheme was initiated by the member representing Musawa/Matazu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu, (Talban Musawa) aims to support indigent students of the two local government areas pursuing higher education in tertiary institutions across the country.
The 1,087 benefitting students from Musawa Local Government Area, while 808 students also benefited from Matazu Local Government Area. Each University undergraduate and HND students received N20,000 while those pursuing National Certificate of Education NCE and National Diploma ND received N5000 each.
At the ceremony, Governor Radda expressed gratitude to Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu for his support towards the education of his constituents which has served as an inspiring example for others.
He highlighted some of the key achievements recorded in the education sector within his 100 days in office and commended Hon Aliyu for this noble initiative.
Governor Radda further paid glowing tributes to the congressman, describing him as humble, generous, and always dedicated to serving humanity.
Said he: “This qualities consistently draws my response to all his invitations,”
Governor Radda underscored his commitment to the people of Musawa and Matazu. “These two local government areas have supported me and my government, and I thank you all for your support.”
Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Samaila Adamu disclosed that the initiative was facilitated and implemented by the Musawa Education Committee, said out of the 2,364 scholarship application received, only 1,895 met the requirements.
Adamu emphasised that the scholarship were awarded to students from the two local government areas without any political considerations and that all qualified students benefited.