A total of 25 students sponsored by Aliyu Wamakko, the Senator representing Sokoto North, for various degree programmes have graduated from the ISFOP-Benin University in Benin Republic.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Wamakko, Bashir Mani said that the graduates were issued with their degree certificates at a ceremony on Tuesday in Sokoto.
“They studied courses including Pure and Applied Biology, Pure and Applied Chemistry, Management Information Technology, Mass Communications, Computer Science and International Relations and Diplomacy,” he said.
Mr Mani quoted Senator Wamakko as saying that, he would continue to support the education of indigent persons to make them useful to themselves and the society.
Mr Wamakko, represented by a former Religious Affairs Commissioner, Prof. Musa Maitafsir, promised to sustain the gesture, for life.
Also, the Director of Administration in the Office of Wamakko, Almustapha Alkali, said hundreds of other students were currently being sponsored by the Senator, within and outside the country.
Mr Alkali admonished the graduates to be good ambassadors of their families, Sokoto State and Nigeria.
A spokesman of the parents, Sanusi Abubakar, commended Wamakko for the gesture and urged other wealthy individuals to emulate him.
One of the graduates, Sani Magaji, lauded the Senator for sponsoring their studies and promised to live above board.