Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led government of Kano State has reviewed and increased the state’s students’ scholarship allowance by 50 per cent.
The scholarship widening according to the governor was in line with his administration’s policy on free and compulsory education for residents in the state.
Naija News reports that Governor Ganduje announced the new development on Wednesday at the pre-61st Independence Anniversary lecture held at the Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano.
Represented at the occasion by the state Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, Governor Ganduje said payment of the new scholarship allowance would commence soon.
He admonished beneficiaries of the scholarship to make the best use of the opportunity so as to pursue their educational career. Commenting on the ongoing voter registration, the governor urged those eligibles to go and obtain their voter card before the expiration of the deadline.
Ganduje said there was a need for eligible students and other people in the state to register in view of the fact that Kano had been left behind in the online voter registration.
The statement reads: “We are always monitoring in other states from the beginning when it was online as we were left behind in the exercise.
“During the online registration when Osun state registered 400,000 persons, Kano registered only 100,000 people. So people should come out and register because we have the highest population,” Ganduje said.
The Governor stressed the need for people to be alive to their responsibilities adding that the independent anniversary is meant to reawaken the consciousness of Nigerians.
Speaking earlier during the occasion, Dr Saidu Ahmad Dukawa of the Department of Political Science, Bayero University, Kano, stressed the need for leaders to concentrate on nation-building in order to have a prosperous nation.