BUK alumni donate N1m to indigent students, free inmates

To mark their 26 years of graduation, the Bayero University, Kano alumni, 1992 Forum, has donated N1million to some indigent students of their alma mater.

Presenting the money to the university, the president of the BUK 92 Forum, Dahiru Sa’ad, said the gesture was a way of expressing their appreciations for what the institution offered them at their time of need.

“Mr Vice Chancellor, Sir, we are donating this money from our personal pockets to touch the lives of our younger ones that might not be able to secure a degree certificate like ours perhaps, without interventions like this.

“We have also budgeted some amount to visit families of deceased and less privileged members among us.”

Mr Sa’ad then commended the management of Bayero University for the infrastructural developments put in place to aid learning.

Responding, the vice chancellor of BUK, Yahuza Bello, expressed delight over the initiative and promised to appropriately deliver the package to those selected.

Mr Bello also commended the BUK 92 forum for setting a path that alumni are now emulating.

“I am happy that you have started something that people see reason in it and are now doing the same. I recalled that 1981 set of the university are now doing something similar after you came last year.

“And with this, we would incorporate you into our various scholarship initiatives that BUK runs annually so that your efforts would be well recognised.”

The forum also settled medical bills of less privileged patients at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for over half a million and freed inmates at Kano central prison.

Chairman of the organizing committee of the the alumni, Nazir Bello-Kankarofi, reiterated their commitment to yearly observe their graduation anniversary in form of social services, noting that all hands must be on deck to address critical needs of the populace.

The event was rounded up with a gala reception where a paper entitled “Addressing Social Ills in Northern Nigeria – Way forward” was delivered and deliberated.