By Mustapha Usman
The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday donated the sum of N20 million to the Borno state Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, Mr Ganduje also donated 100, 000 blankets for distribution to the IDPs.
According to him, the governor would remain sympathetic to the plight of the IDPs, being devastated by the menace of Boko Haram insurgency.
He added that the governor expressed deep sympathy to the people of Borno State, adding that the Kano State government was always praying for lasting peace in the state and its environs.
The governor promised to offer scholarship to additional 100 orphans from Borno.
The state government had in 2013 sponsored 100 boys to live and study in the state.
“We will continue sponsoring their education up to university level. We want see them being graduated from higher education.
“Let me assure you that the children are comfortably feeling at home. We have provided them with all the necessary learning and teaching materials.
Their feeding is well taken care of. We also provide them with Islamic teachers for their moral upbringing.
“Preparations have reached advanced stage for taking another round of 100 orphans to also train them the way the first batch is being handled,” Mr Ganduje disclosed.
In his remarks, Governor Kashim Shettima commended Mr Ganduje for the kind gesture, emphasising that, the state government was ever grateful.
“When Kano state government informed us about their plan to take 100 orphans for school, all of us here we were overwhelmed. And here we are now, His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Ganduje revealing that his government will soon take another round of 100 children for the same purpose,” he added.