The Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation (SABMF) has awarded scholarships to 190 Northern Nigerian undergraduate students studying in various institutions across the country.
The advisory council chairman of the foundation, Justice Mamman Nasir (rtd), who extols the virtues of the legendary leader, late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello during the disbursement of the scholarship fund to the beneficiaries yesterday in Zamfara State capital, Gusau, said political leaders in the north must endeavour to reflect the virtues of the Sardauna especially in tackling the issues of education in the region.
He said that though northern governments are committing huge resources to education sector, “there is need for a more reinforced efforts to build upon the legacies left by Sardauna”. He said that only qualitative education could solve socio-economic problems and foster realistic development of any society.
Speaking on behalf of Governor Yari who is the guest of honour at the occasion, the state commissioner, Ministry of Science and Technical Education, Alhaji Bala Muhammed Dansadau, disclosed that the state government was doing everything possible to upgrade the education sector in the state.
He also said that Zamfara State was one of the leading states in the country in the area of provision of scholarships to its students studying in various institutions across the country and beyond. He noted that the state has committed a lot of resources in the construction and renovation of classrooms and students’ hostels in all institutions of learning across the state.
The ceremony tagged “SABMF 2012/2013 Scholarship Awards for Undergraduates and HND Students” was attended by the chairman of the foundation, Justice Salihu Modibo Alfa Belgore, and two other members of the advisory council, the former inspector-general of police, Alhaji Ibrahim Comassie, and Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi.