By Our Correspondent
Senator Aminu Iya Abbas, representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District paid the tuition fees of 308 university students studying various courses from his constituency at Modibbo Adama University Yola.
This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Media and Public Affairs, Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro and issued to newsmen in Yola on Thurday.
The statement said that, Senator Abbas, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation, paid the tuition fees of all the 308 students from Adamawa Central senatorial zone that are yet to pay the fees due to the hike and economic difficulties faced across the country.
Senator Abbas explained that the payment was to ensure that the less privileged have access to quality education so that they would also compete honourably with other well-to-do children.
The statement further gives breakdown of the students per local governments as follows : Fufore 14, Yola North 87,Yola South 61, Girei 36, Song 25, Hong 59 and Gombi 26.
The lawmaker admonished the beneficiaries to face their studies, be disciplined and be good ambassadors of their various families and Adamawa Central Senatorial district in general.