The Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Mohammed Hassan has offered scholarship to 880 students from his constituency.
NAN reports that the lawmaker, who represents Yobe South Senatorial District, spoke to newsmen after commissioning various projects in the constituency.
He said the offer was for students studying in all institutions of higher learning across the country.
Hassan explained that the scholarship would be available to 20 students from each of the 44 wards in his constituency.
The lawmaker also promised to pay salaries of staff of the Mohammed Hassan Arabic and Islamic School Arikime at the commissioning of the school.
He further promised to provide uniforms for all students of the school as well as establish three science laboratories to enable them compete favourably with other schools.
Hassan also pledged to donate the sum of N2.5 million for the rehabilitation of another school, Fatahul Rahaman Islamic School.
He said the gesture was informed by his desire to help provide education for as many school age children as possible, adding that, education was one of the greatest legacies to bequeath the future generation.
“I promised as part of my campaign promise to continue to encourage the younger ones to take the issue of education seriously.
“That is why I decided to offer scholarship to 20 students from each of the wards in my constituency.
”We have identified the students attending institutions of higher learning and we will be giving N20,000 to each to them, meaning there will be 880 beneficiaries of this scholarship.
” It is going to be an annual thing to enable the students pay up for registration in school.
”This is one of the ways I feel I should encourage our younger ones to rise to whatever height they wish to without hindrance,” he said.