Saudi Arabia offers scholarship to 424 Nigerians

Amina Mohammed, Abuja


The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Adnan Ibn Mahmoud Bostaji has announced annual scholarships to 424 Nigerians into any university in the kingdom.

Ambassador Adnan Bostaji, made the announcement during his remarks at the Free and compulsory education programme in Kano, North West Nigeria.

This is in line with the socio-cultural exchange and cooperation between Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In this occasion, I have the pleasure to announce that the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offers Four Hundred and Twenty-Four (424) university scholarship slots to Nigerian students every year, from different states of the federation and in various academic fields, for undergraduate and graduate students”. He said

He described the conference as necessary and important as it will have a positive impact on all the people of Nigerians.

‘It will help in putting an end to the negative behavior that comes from youth in the society because of lack of education”. The envoy added.

The conference on the Free and Compulsory Education program to the completion of High School, was organized by the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The Ambassador also, commended the Kano State Government’s initiative of re-modelling the traditional Almajiri education system and congratulated him for the great work.

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