Boko Haram: 100 Orphans Get Scholarships In Borno

By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

No fewer than 100 children who lost their parents to Boko Haram insurgency are benefitting from a joint scholarship programme sponsored by the governments of Borno and Kano states.



    This was disclosed by the Borno State Head of Service, Yakubu Bukar, who represented Governor Kashim Shetima during the sent-forth ceremony organised for the children.

    “I hope the gesture will greatly reduce the burden on Borno State in taking care of all the children who have been orphaned as a result of the crisis in the state. I also express the hope that the relationship existing between the two states will be sustained,” Bukar said.

    The Borno State women affairs commissioner, Fanta Baba Shehu, said the children were drawn from various local governments hit by the insurgency, adding that the scholarship could not have come at a better time.

    Fanta also disclosed that the children, who are currently in various primary schools in Kano State, will be sponsored to tertiary level and mentored by the two state governors and five other people.


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