By MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has approved the constitution of Local Students’ Verification Committee to authenticate the numbers of Zamfara State in tertiary institutions in the country.
A statement by the Director General Media, Public Enlightenment and Communication, Alhaji Yusuf Idris Gusau said the committee is chaired by the Special Adviser, Scholarship Board, Comrade Luqman Majidadi.
The governor charged the committee to come up with the list of authentic Zamfara State indigent students studying at various higher institutions of learning across the country.
Matawalle said the verification committee will give all Zamfara State indigent students a sense of belonging through payments of Scholarships allowances and other benefits as earlier promised by him.
He described education as the bedrock of development and a sure means of reducing the crime in the society.
Matawalle also assured of his administration’s determination to pay scholarship allowances to all deserving Zamfara students as at when due.
It will be recalled that Students in the state were denied scholarship allowances for seven years by former governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar’s administration.