Abuja - The Sokoto State Government has awarded
a talented, young car designer a scholarship to study at an institution of his
choice in the United States.
Bashir Aliyu, who has been turning heads with his
creativity, will study automotive design.
Malam Imam Imam, spokesperson to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal,
said his principal has directed the Ministry for Higher Education and the state
Scholarship Board to work out the process that would lead to his admission to
any college to further his studies in America.
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The governor said his administration would continue to
support exceptional students to further their education in order achieve their
“Having produced a world class car designer in the person of
Jelani Aliyu, Sokoto is blessed with brilliant indigenes whose talents would be
tapped and nurtured for the progress and development of the state. Our choice
of United State is obvious. Jelani Aliyu is based there and we expect him to be
a mentor to youth to achieve their objectives in life,” Tambuwal is quoted.
The State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Malam
Nasir Zarummai, said the decision to assist the beneficiary fell in line with
the administration's resolve to assist young people fulfill their potential.
- CAJ News