Politician gives scholarship to 50 students of his alma mater



Adamu Lawan Zaufanjimba, a Borno politician, who is also a commissioner of finance, budget and planning has awarded scholarships to 50 students of Agricultural Science, University of Maiduguri.

Last year he similarly sponsored 1,481 for a computer training, through his foundation, Zaufanjimba Foundation, which focuses on supporting less privileged persons in the area of education and skills acquisition, among other things, especially among displaced persons.

The politician, also a graduate of agricultural economy, offered the scholarship to students of his department in a graduation ceremony organized by faculty last Friday at the premises of the university.

At the event, he awarded Hauwa Sheriff, who graduated with 4.34 CGPA, making her best student of the department, with the sum of N500, 000 and a Samsung phone worth N565, 000.

He equally awarded the sum of N250, 000 to Marzia Abubakar Talba as the best female graduate in the department to encourage girl child education.

The gesture is in fulfillment of a promise he made last year during a similar event to support less privileged students in his former department.

Dr. BG Shettima, head of department on behalf of the students thanked the politician for his support and called on other alumni of the faculty to emulate his gesture.

The foundation is sponsoring 50 orphans to study in various private primary and secondary schools in the state.

Appeal for support

Conflict Reporting is dangerous and risky. Our reporters constantly face life-threatening challenges, sometimes surviving ambushes, kidnap attempts and attacks by the whiskers as they travel and go into communities to get authentic and firsthand information. But we dare it every day, nonetheless, in order to keep you informed of the true situation of the victims, the trends in the conflicts and ultimately help in peace building processes. But these come at huge cost to us. We are therefore appealing to you to help our cause by donating to us through any of the following means. You can also donate working tools, which are even more primary to our work. We thank you sincerely as you help our cause.

Alternatively, you can also email us on info@yen.ng or message us
via +234 803 931 7767