Ex-Kano governor Kwankaso sells choice property to give 370 Indigenes scholarship


Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso has sold his personal property to raise fund to sponsor 370 students on post-graduate scholarship programme abroad through Kwankwasiyya Foundation.

Kwankwaso who disclosed while receiving beneficiaries of the scholarship from India and Dubai at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, (MAKIA), expressed satisfaction in the activities of the foundation.

A statement by the Director-General, Engr. Abubakar Sadik explained that when the former Minister of Defence conceived the idea of sponsoring students to foreign universities for post-graduate studies, he was convinced to pull out resources at all costs, which compelled him to sell his personal property.

Kwankwaso stressed that the 370 beneficiaries were offered full scholarship in India and Dubai, including airfare, accommodation and living expenses throughout their two-year academic sojourn.

He quoted the former Governor saying, “This is a day to remember, a very historic day as our dream comes true, I am delighted to welcome you home, I am so grateful that many of you have passed with outstanding results.

“Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso also said, when he conceived the idea of sponsoring students to foreign universities for postgraduate studies, he pulled resources from different quarters, including donations from well-wishers and selling personal properties.

“My passion for education has no boundaries, I went to an extent to selling some of my properties ensure the take-off of this foreign scholarship initiative under the auspices of Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation” he confirmed

“The 370 postgraduate beneficiaries were offered a full paid foreign scholarship which includes tuition, airfare, accommodations and living expenses throughout their studies.”

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Leader of the beneficiaries, Yusuf Dala, appreciated Kwankwaso, who initiated the gesture and accorded the younger generation a life-changing opportunity to study various courses at post-graduate level in topnotch universities abroad.

The 370 students, all from Kano, departed Nigeria for India and Dubai in September 2019 under the sponsorship of Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation, a charity organization founded by the former governor and senator representing Kano Central.