270 indigent Kaduna students get scholarships from APC guber candidate
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kaduna State, Sen. Uba Sani, has given scholarships to 270 indigent students in four tertiary institutions across the state.
The beneficiaries were drawn from Kaduna State University (KASU); College of Education, Kafanchan; Federal College of Education, Zaria and Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, all in the state.
The governorship hopeful, who represents Kaduna Central in the senate, said he went a notch further to explore funding avenues for students, who have difficulties paying tuition fees.
Sani said: “I had the privilege and honour of handing over scholarship grants to hundreds of indigent, yet brilliant, students in Kaduna State University, College of Education, Kafanchan, Federal College of Education, Zaria and Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria.
“I facilitated the financial intervention to create opportunity for Kaduna students, who cannot afford their school fees.”
Reiterating the importance of education at the event, Sani said the scholarship was “the only thing we can give the children of the underprivileged to compete with those of the rich,” adding that education is “the greatest leveller.”
During a media parley at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, in the state capital, on Saturday, Sani said he would continue from where Governor Nasir el-Rufai stopped in administering the state, if elected in 2023.
Meanwhile, the Tiv Community in Kaduna has foreseen a greater Kaduna in 2023 under Sani as the chief executive.
It added that his achievements as a lawmaker and philanthropist stand him out as the best among equals.
Sani, in a statement released to newsmen, yesterday, expressed delight over his endorsement by the Tiv Community in the state.
His words: “The gale of endorsements for my governorship bid continued today as the Tiv Community, Mdzough-U-Tiv, Kaduna Chapter, became the latest socio-cultural organisation to key into our 2023 project. They also pledged to mobilise extensively to ensure it comes to fruition.
“I sincerely thank the Tiv Community in Kaduna for finding me worthy of this recognition. The Tivs are hardworking and resourceful. The way they usually showcase their culture and tradition is a source of joy and inspiration to numerous Nigerians and I.”
He promised to run an inclusive government, in which every citizen, irrespective of ethnic and religious affiliation, is given equal rights and carried along in the developmental journey of the state.