By Abdallah el-Kurube
SOKOTO—Governor Aminu Tambuwal, has approved N 212,916,700 million for payment of entitlements to students studying in Niger Republic, Uganda and Sudan
A statement issued in Sokoto yesterday by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Mallam Imam Imam, also said a committee had been set up to verify and settle all issues relating to payment of scholarship to Sokoto students in various institutions of higher learning across Nigeria.
A breakdown of the figure shows that N163, 400,000 had been released for payment of students in Sudan while those in Uganda would get N26, 840,000.
For those in Niger Republic, N22,676,700 had been released for their upkeep.
“For State students of other foreign tertiary institutions, payment is being worked out by the Government, and disbursement will commence as soon as issues related with forex acquisition has been sorted out,” the statement added.
On issue of settlement of scholarship for students in Nigeria, the statement said Governor Tambuwal had approved to establishment of a Committee that will “ensure effective settlement of all the outstanding payments to Tertiary Institutions in the country.”
The Committee Ambassador Abubakar Shehu Wurno as chairman and two retired Permanent Secretaries, Bello Ibrahim Gusau and Halliru A. Muhammad, as members.