Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has approved the release of N213 million for the payment of entitlements of Sokoto State students studying in Uganda, Sudan and Niger Republic.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Imam Imam, who announced the governor’s directive in a statement issued in Sokoto Wednesday, said the payment was to commence immediately.
He said that the Governor had appointed a committee to verify and settle all issues related to payment of scholarship to Sokoto students in various institutions of higher learning across Nigeria.
“The release of the funds is part of government’s continued commitment to provide quality education for its citizens at home and abroad.
“A breakdown of the figure shows that the sum of N163,400,000 has been released for payment of students in Sudan.
”Those in Uganda will get the sum of N26,840,000. For those in Niger Republic, the sum of N22,676,700 has been released for their upkeep.
“So far, government has paid more than N2.5 billion as scholarship since May 2015.
“For State students of other foreign tertiary institutions, payment is being worked out by the Government,” he said