Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s decision to settle tuition fee of 7000 Kano indigenes studying in Bayero University has been applauded and described “a kind gesture” which has saved the future of many students threatened by the current economic hardship in the country.
The Chairman, Nigerian Association of Small-Scale Industrialists (NASSI) Kano Branch, Alh. Aminu Ibrahim Kurawa who spoke on the development said, Gov. Abba Kabir has won a special place in the hearts of the students, their parents and the people of the state at large.
According to him, many students, especially those in their final year had almost lost hope before the governor who has proven to have concerns for the youth and their future, stepped in to save the day from the economic crisis created by the removal of fuel subsidy which affected many homes’ source of income.
He said, the rate of students and parents who trooped into NASSI office seeking for financial assistance to pay their school fee including people who were once in the corridor of power, before the intervention was alarming. He added that the Association within the period assisted no fewer than fifty (50) students to pay their fees.
“The governor has saved the future of our students with the release of the N700 million for 7000 students who were running from pole to pole seeking for help”.
“It’s a hard time, many are suffering as a result of the fuel subsidy removal. We saw disturbing number of students and some of their parents even formal government officials coming to seek for help”.
“NASSI did everything possible to assist not less than 50 students pay their tuition fees as part of our way of giving back to the society”.
However, Kurawa called on the governor to extend the gesture to other students from Kano studying in other tertiary institutions in the state and other places so that they too can have some relief in this trying times.
However, the NASSI Chairman in Kano called on philanthropies of Kano origin and other well to do individuals to complement Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf’s effort by assisting other Kano Students praying and waiting for such gesture, that together, more could be achieved.