Kano Governor offers scholarship to ‘boko haram’ orphans
NEWS DIGEST – Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has offered free education from primary to tertiary level to 100 Borno children orphaned by Boko Haram terrorists.
This is the second time the state government would support children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency with free education.
Ganduje who revealed the offer during a reception for both the first and second batch of the adopted orphans at the weekend pledged to take care of all the children.
“Kano state government is very serious about the future of these children. That was why we thought there should be a synergy between us and Borno state government. We have already promised to educate these children from primary school up to tertiary education.
“You are our children and we will continue to cater for you until you become full grown individuals. We shall train you on both Islamic and Western education. Ours is to help shape your future. I am assuring you that you will not lose anything, even parental care,” Ganduje added.
He explained that the state government has secured assistance from some development partners, non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, and other individuals in one way or the other.
Ganduje, also commended the guardians of the children for allowing them to come to Kano for schooling and promised to train them to become responsible citizens.
On his part, the Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima thanked Ganduje for the gesture and praised Kano for being the only state in Nigeria to help the orphans of Borno state.
“This gesture reminds us of the long standing relationship between our two states, spanning for over 100 years,” he said.