From ANENE Sokoto
Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has sponsored ten indigent students to the Institute of Technology, Accra, Ghana, for various undergraduate studies in Science , Engineering, Technology, Medical and Accounting fields.
This is contained in a statement signed by Bashir Rabe Mani, Special Assistant,Media and Publicity, to Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko and issued to newsmen in Sokoto, Friday .
The statement said that, the benefiting students were issued with their admission letters on Friday, at a historic ceremony conducted at the residence of Senator Wamakko, at Sahabi Dange road, Gawon Nama, Sokoto.
The students were drawn from the educationally -disadvantaged local governments of Sokoto North , Sokoto South, Gudu, Tangaza, Silame, Wamakko and Wurno.
The students will undergo undergraduate studies of between four to five years in Electrical/Electronics, Civil and Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Accounting, as well as Occupational Health and Safety Management.
Speaking at the event, Senator Wamakko said that, the gesture was in continuation of his sustained efforts to ensure that, poverty does not in anyway hinder the educational development of the youths
Senator Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District, also described education as the best legacy that can be bequathed on the youths, as the budding leaders of Nigeria.
Senator Wamakko, who was represented by a retired Permanent Secretary and a former Environment Commissioner, Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Sifawa stated that, he is currently sponsoring hundreds of students pursuing NCE, Diplomas, Undergaraduate and Post Graduate Degrees, within and outside the country.
He urged the benefiting students to be good Ambassadors of their respective families, Sokoto State and Nigeria, as well as the Islamic Religion .
Senator Wamakko further admonished other wealthy individuals, Non Governmental Organizations and Companies , to emulate the gesture , to further boost the educational development of the state and Nigeria,in general .
He promised to sustain his numerous people -oriented gestures, as long as he lives.
The Director of Administration to Senator Wamakko, Alhaji Almustapha Alkali, explained that, arequate arrangements have been made to ensure the maximum comfort of the students.
Alkali averred that, arrangements for the timely payment of their tuition fees, hostel accommodation, upkeep , feeding allowances and other routine needs had been completed.
The spokesman of the parents, Alhaji Abba Isa, commended Senator Wamakko for the unparalleled gesture and appealed to other privileged persons to emulate him .
The spokesman of the benefiting students, Mustapha Garba Balle, from Gudu Local Government, promised to livr above board, by facing their studies squarely.