The Sokoto State Government, has released N422 million for the payment of tuition fees of its indigenes, studying at some local and foreign institutions.
This information is contained in a statement signed by the Information Officer, Nura Maikwanci, Ministry of Higher Education and issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Friday.
The students at Baze University Abuja, received N118 million, the statement also said N47m was paid as tuition and upkeep allowance for students studying in Uganda.
The gesture is in view of the State Government’s commitment to encourage the state indigenes to pursue higher education in various fields within and outside Nigeria.
Mr Nura Maikwanci said “It is imperative for the benefiting students to concentrate more on their studies; to justify the huge resources being expended on them by the government”.