The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, on Saturday, awarded scholarships to 270 indigent students studying in four different tertiary institutions across the state.
The beneficiary students were drawn from The Kaduna State University, College of Education, Kafanchan, Federal College of Education, Zaria and Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, all in the state.
The governorship hopeful, who’s also the incumbent senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, said he went a notch further to explore funding avenues for students who were confronted by current financial difficulties associated with school fees.
Sani, “I had the privilege and honour of handing over scholarship grants to hundreds of indigent yet brilliant students in the following tertiary institutions; Kaduna State University, College of Education, Kafanchan, Federal College of Education, Zaria and Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria.
“I facilitated the financial intervention to create opportunity for the teeming students of Kaduna State who cannot afford to pay their school fees.”
While reiterating the importance of education at the event, Sani said the scholarship was “the only thing we can give the children of the underprivileged to compete with that of the rich,” adding that education is “the greatest leveller.”
This was just as the lawmaker while speaking at a media parley held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna State Council in the state capital, on Saturday, said he would continue from where Malam Nasir El-rufai stopped in administering the state if elected governor in 2023.
According to Sani, there is no shying away from the fact that El-rufai made some mistakes while governing the affairs of the State because he is human.
Sani also said El-rufai would leave office poorer as a person than when he came in as the Chief Executive Office of the state.
On insecurity, Uba Sani, currently representing the Kaduna Senatorial District in the Senate, called for the creation of State police and licencing of vigilantes to carry arms to complement the efforts of conventional security agencies.
The APC governorship flagbearer who reiterated the importance of education at the scholarship grant award event described it as “the only thing we can give the children of the underprivileged to compete with that of the rich.” He also described education as “the greatest leveller.”
Meanwhile, the Tiv Community in Kaduna has said they foresee a greater Kaduna in 2023 under Uba Sani as its chief executive officer.
They added that his milestone as a lawmaker and a philanthropist stands him out as the best among equals.
Sani, in a statement released to newsmen on Sunday, expressed delight over his endorsement by the Tiv Community in the state.
“The gale of endorsements for my governorship bid continued today as the Tiv Community, Mdzough U Tiv, Kaduna State Chapter became the latest socio-cultural organization to key into our 2023 project. They also pledged to mobilize extensively to ensure it comes to fruition.
“I sincerely thank the Tiv Community in Kaduna State for finding me worthy of this recognition. The TIVs are hardworking and resourceful. The way they usually showcase their culture and tradition is a source of joy and inspiration to me and numerous Nigerians.
“I assured them that I will run an inclusive and people-centred government where every citizen irrespective of ethnic and religious affiliation is given equal rights and carried along in the developmental journey of our dear state.”