From: Desmond Mgboh/Kano
The Kano State Government has vowed to ensure the regular payment of the upkeep allowances and fees of all its state- sponsored students, who are studying across the globe.
Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, disclosed this when he led a delegation of the state government on a visit to the students and to the management of their respective universities in Turkey and Cyprus.
A statement issued, on Thursday, in Kano, by the Public Relations Officer to the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Balrabe Abdullahi, quoted the deputy governor as saying the state government was committed to the wellbeing of their students who were studying abroad, adding that measures had been taken to ensure they enjoyed all the necessary support required for their academic programmes.
The deputy governor was quoted to have said: “We will try as much as possible to resume the payment of your up keep allowances. We will pay more attention because our financial situation is now improving and more importantly the reforms that we had set up for internal revenue has started yielding results,” he stated.
He also disclosed that the administration had recruited over 762 graduates in the State Internal Revenue Service as part of the measures taken to boost the capacity of its internal revenue generation.
Professor Hafiz disclosed to the students efforts being made in respect to the issue of health insurance, adding that they had sat with university management on the subject matter,
He disclosed that henceforth, the university would take care of should any tertiary demand on the students’ health and forward the bill to the government for settlement.
The Deputy Governor however urged the students to concentrate on their studies as well as be good ambassadors of their parents, the state and the country while appealing to them to shun any act that could tarnish their image .
Earlier, the President Association of Kano Students at Near East University Umar Aliyu Shu`aibu disclosed that University authority had recently honored some students from the state who had recorded outstanding grades in their last semester examinations.