Eight hundred and seventy students of the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK) have received N20,000 each scholarship offered by the Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin.
Barau made the offer on Tuesday at the beginning of the second phase of his programme.
The students were selected from Kano North Senatorial District, where the lawmaker represents.
Speaking during the distribution of the money at the university’s premises, the Chief of Staff to the deputy senate president, Professor Muhammad Ibn Abdullahi, said the scheme was conceived by Barau to support students from his constituency.
The scholarship scheme started in August with 628 students of the Bayero University Kano (BUK).
“Each of the students will receive N20,000 courtesy of Senator Barau and every student from Kano North who is studying in Nigeria will benefit from this scheme. We started in August with the students of BUK and today we are in YUMSUK for the second phase,” he said.
He called the students who benefitted to study hard for them to excel in their academic pursuits.
A beneficiary of the scholarship, Ummussalam Haruna Yusuf, a level 300 student, praised the Deputy President of the Senate for the gesture.
“The biggest challenge we are facing now is transportation and the food to eat while at school. This gesture from our Senator will assist us in this regard,” She said.