By Aliyu Dangida
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State on Thursday revealed that the second batch of the 1,001 first class graduates sponsored on foreign scholarship by the government to India and Uganda are due to depart on Friday and Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yusuf spoke to newsmen shortly before the commencement of the 7th State Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Kano.
He said that a lot of people oriented policies and programmes that would enhance the well-being of the governed would be implemented.
He explained that within his short tenure in office, the state government has successfully launched the distribution of palliatives comprising rice and maize across the 484 wards in the state.
Yusuf further revealed that the government also flagged off the distribution of teaching/learning materials, uniforms and school bags/sandals, in addition to the airlifting of the 1st batch of students sponsored by the government for foreign scholarship at MAKIA.
“The second batch for the airlift of the students going to India would continue on Friday while those going to Uganda would be airlifted on Sunday,” the governor said.
Similarly, according to him, the government has successfully launched the marriage of 1,800 couples titled (Auren Gata) with donation of complete set of room furnitures, food stuff, financial support and other items to each of the couples with a view to supporting them.
Yusuf expressed appreciation to the people of the state for their continued support and prayers.
He also commended journalists for their support to his administration, hoping that the tempo will be sustained.