Kebbi gov approves N309m for foreign scholarship

The Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, has approved the sum of N309,584,041.80 to be allocated towards the payment of foreign scholarships for students from the state studying in India and Egypt.

The State Commissioner of Higher Education, Alhaji Isah Abubakar-Tunga, announced this while briefing newsmen on the development in his office in Birnin Kebbi.

Giving the breakdown, the Commissioner said, “The sum of N228,150,148:00 is for 63 students studying in India, while N81,433,893:80 is for 23 students studying in Egypt.

“The remaining 50 foreign students shall have their expenses settled within the shortest possible time.”

He said in February 2024, the governor had paid local scholarships to all the state students studying in 36 tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

The commissioner said the ministry remained appreciative of all the praiseworthy efforts of the governor in the higher education sector

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