Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has approved and released the sum of N624.3m for payment of scholarship to 23,776 citizens of Borno State in 49 tertiary schools across Nigeria.
This was disclosed on Sunday in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Babagana Mustapha Mallambe.
According to Mallambe, payments to students have already began with N320m paid to students in nine institutions, under the first batch.
He added that the second batch of students will start getting payment on Monday, January 18, with the sum of N304.3m to be disbursed.
The commissioner said, “From a total of N624,370,000 approved and released by His Excellency, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, for scholarship to 23,776 Borno students, the ministry has disbursed N320m under the first batch, to students in nine tertiary schools located in Borno State.
“Those paid include part 4 and 5 students of University of Maiduguri, students in Borno State University, Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, Sir Kashim Ibrahim College, College of Education Waka – Biu, Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, College of Business Administration Konduga, Umar Ibn Ibrahim College of Education, Science and Technology-Bama and those in Mohammet Lawan College of Agriculture.”
He further disclosed that the governor had approved financial support to resident doctors of Borno origin located in different parts of the country.
The support, he added is to enable the doctors fund capacity development programmes that would be potentially beneficial to Borno people in the long run.