By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
NO fewer than four hundred students of various tertiary institutions in and outside Sokoto State from across the eleven wards of Rabah local government of the state benefitted from N2 million bursaries disbursed on Sunday by Deputy House Leader in the state assembly, Hon. Abdullahi Zakari(APC-Rabah).
Each of the benefitting students was given N 5,000, to augment their upkeep in schools.
The students were drawn from various institutions which include: Shehu Shagari College of Education , Umaru Ali Polytechnic and College of Nursing Sciences, all in Sokoto, as well as College of Agriculture, Munki-Wurno and Sultan Abdulrahman School of Health Technology, Gwadabawa, among others.
Speaking, Hon. Abdullahi Zakari Rabah, who represents Rabah Constituency, said the gesture was aimed at alleviating the suffering of the students and to enable them pursue higher education.
He lamented that, poverty was inhibiting most of the indigent youths from acquiring higher education.
” Education is the best legacy anyone can bequeath the youths, as they are the future leaders of the country .
” How can they diligently discharge this arduous responsibility if they are not properly and adequately educated ?,” Rabah, asked .
The lawmaker further disclosed plans to empower two hundred unemployed youths soon as he recalled that, he recently empowered two hundred of his constituents.
In his remarks, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC), in Rabah Local Government, Alhaji Lawalli Muazu Rabah, commended the Lawmaker for the invaluable gesture while other electednand appointed officials from the local government to emulate Hon. Zakari with an appeal to the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money.
Also, Secretary General of the Rabah Undergraduates ‘ Forum, Nura Yusuf Rabah, lauded the lawmaker for the unprecedented gesture and promised to use the funds for the purpose they were meant for .