Kano state Governor Abba Yusuf Urged to Extend Educational Support to Indigenous Students at Federal Universities.
Arrangements have reached an advanced stage by the Kano State Government to extend its support to indigenous students studying at various federal and other state universities.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Yusuf Ibrahim Kofarmata, when he received the Kwankwasiyya Students Forum at his office.
In a statement signed by information officer state ministry for Higher education Sunusi A Kofar Na’isa, Dr. Kofar mata said the present administration under the leadership of Abba Kabir Yusuf has invested significant resources in education in the state, amounting to billions of naira aimed at providing potentials and skilled resources personnel to ensure the state has visionary leaders.
The Commissioner mentioned that apart from settling indigenous students studying at BUK, sponsoring 1001 foreign students, and subsidizing 50% of fees for all indigenous students studying at state-owned tertiary institutions, Governor Abba Yusuf is exploring possible ways to extend this gesture to federal universities soon.
The universities in consideration include Federal Universities Dutse, Federal University Kashere, Federal University Dutsinma, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Federal University Gusau, University of Maiduguri, University of Jos, Law students, and Umaru Musa ‘Yar’adua University.
The commissioner pointed out that the ministry had forwarded the request to the government for its action.
“We have already made a proposal and submitted it to the governor for his blessing, and we have contacted the management of your institutions,” Kofarmata stated.
Dr. Kofar mata also called on the students to devote themselves to their studies, not allowing any person or group to use them for indiscipline or political thuggery. He thanked them for the visit and urged them to continue praying for the existing peace in the state and Nigeria as a whole.
Speaking earlier, the President of the association, Comrade Yusuf Kumbotso, commended the state government for its laudable programs that directly contribute to human development. He appealed to Governor Abba Yusuf to support indigenous students studying at federal institutions in settling their registration fees due to economic predicaments.