Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved N5 million as relief assistance to ninety five Indigenes of the state studying in University of Jos, Plateau State .
This invaluable gesture by the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’Forum was aptly and timely , few days after Jos, the Plateau State was embroiled in crises .
Bagudu’s gesture cannot come at a better time than now when the authorities of the University suspended all academic activities and the students mostly females could not access food and are not allowed to leave the institution back to the state due to concern for their safety.
This is contained in a Statement signed by the Permanent Secretary Ministry for Higher Education, Hajiya Halima Boyi Dikko in Birnin Kebbi this Monday.
According to her, the money, routed through the State Ministry of Higher Education was aimed at alleviating the suffering of the students .
The relief assistance approved by Bagudu was part of his sustained efforts to shore up the educational development of the state.
She averred ‘ these tangible efforts include the regular payment of huge amount of money in the payment of scholarship to thousands of indigenes of Kebbi State studying at various tertiary institutions, within and outside Nigeria’ .
The Permanent Secretary commeded the laudable effort of the governor and called on the students to remain calm and abide by the directives of the University management.
Special Adviser (SA) Media to Kebbi State Governor