Kano Governor offers scholarship to ‘boko haram’ orphans

Acheme Jack, Kano

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Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has offered free education from primary to tertiary level to 100 Borno children orphaned by Boko Haram terrorists.

It could be recalled that this is the second time the state government would support children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency with free education.

Ganduje revealed this, during a reception for both the first and second batch of the the adopted orphans.

“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 promise 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 loose anything, even parental care,” Ganduje added.

He explained that the state government has secured assistance from some development partners, non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, 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.

“Kano is the only state in Nigeria that shows our children, affected by Boko Haram insurgency this kind and magnitude of love. We are very grateful sir. Our sincere and heartfelt appreciation to you Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, your government and the people of Kano state,” he added.

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