Gov. Buni reacts to #NoScholarshipNoVote campaign

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BY SAIFULLAH MAHMUD, MARCH 02, 2023 | 04:21 PM


Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe has reacted to the complaints by students in the state over payment of outstanding scholarship bursaries.

His complaints were posted by some students studying both within and outside the state on various social media platforms.

On Facebook, among other social media platform, the students have been posting with hashtag #noscholarshipnovote, #outstandingscholarship and #sholarship to gain traction.

Yusuf Ali, the governor's senior special assistant on digital & strategic communications, responding to the students' complaints in a statement released on Thursday said his principal is aware of the outstanding.

He explained that payment of the outstanding is being processed.

'Furthermore, it should be noted that in a Tuesday update, Dr. Kagu Abubakar Abubakar, Executive Secretary of the Yobe State Scholarship Board (YSSB), stated that Governor Buni had made significant investments in the education sector and had given it the utmost priority. He would not give up on paying the few outstanding scholarships to the students,' he said.

'Like the 32 schools paid so far, the Yobe Scholarships Board wishes to assure all the remaining institutions that preparations are being made for payment,' Ali said.

'The Executive Secretary noted that it is the commitment of the Buni administration to the welfare of students that so far over 17,000 students across 40 institutions of higher learning were paid accordinhly. Yobe state University alone has 8,000 beneficiaries.

'He described students as a critical part of state's population which cannot be ignored by any serious government that is committed to human development,' he added.

He listed the following as the schools that were already paid: 'Yobe State University, COA Gujba, College of Nursing Damaturu, CAMTECH Potiskum, School of Health Tech, Katagum, AD Rufai Poly Misau, Fed University Gashua, AACOLIS Nguru, Health Tech Nguru, MIA Poly Gaidam, Borno State University, College of Legal and Islamic Studies Maiduguri.

'Others are, Sir Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri, Bayero University Kano, FCE Kano, State University Wudil, Fed University Dutse, Kaduna State University, KADPOLY, Fed University katsina, Danfodio University Sokoto, University of Abuja, Nasarawa University, College of Edu, Azare, Jigawa Poly, Gombe state University, Fed University Kashere, FCE Gombe, UNIJOS, Bauchi State University, ATA Poly Bauchi.'

He expressed confidence that the current administration will work tirelessly to see that the students receive their full share of the benefits of democracy duly.


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