Kano Govt Admits 100 Borno Orphans for Boarding School … To be Sponsored to University – Ganduje
The government of Kano state had established the school in April, 2015, with an initial intake of about 100 internally displaced orphans, as a humanitarian project, in consideration of the circumstances the children found themselves.
During an inspection of the school facilities, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, said that, “the state government would sponsor the education of the orphans up to university level.”
The governor, who also received food items and school working materials donated to the school by Kano state Automobile Dealers Association, explained that the decision was reached when a delegation of public officials from Borno state paid him a courtesy visit recently.
Dr. Ganduje expressed satisfaction over the condition of the orphans, thanking organizations and well meaning individuals for supporting the government in taking care of the children, noting that without good care, the kids would have strayed and constituted a societal burden.
The governor, therefore, thanked the Automobile Dealers Association for the compassion, while appealing to others to emulate the gesture. He promised that the donation would be properly utilized.
In his remarks, the chairman of the association, Amb Mukhtar Gashash, said they decided to offer the donation to the pupils, in order to complement efforts of the government, adding that they also did similar gestures to many less-privileged people as part of their social responsibility to the community.
Earlier, the state Commissioner of Women Affairs, Barr Zubaida Damakka Abubakar, said the orphans are very proud of the state government, which has taken care of their basic needs; she also commended the headmaster and other staffers of the school for their commitment.