Comrade Mukthar Gidado, the Special Adviser to the Bauchi State Governor on Media and Publicity, has given scholarships to not less than 100 students in his hometown Alkaleri local government area of the state.
He said the gesture was to complement the effort of Governor Bala Mohammed’s administration in supporting students to excel in their education.
Comrade Gidado when addressing the beneficiaries on Wednesday, congratulated them, urging them to make proper use of the opportunity to enhance their educational performance.
His words read, “This is coming after three months when the students of this Local Government visited me and part of their plea was that they want our support and assistance in their education and that necessitated the constitution of a committee to come up with a blueprint on how I can support their education to complement the efforts of our leader, Sen. Bala Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State in the education sector.
“I am doing this support not to seek your votes because I am not contesting for any elective position but as an appointee of the Governor, I am determined to give my support to the success of his administration and we are all aware that our Governor has succeeded in the delivery of dividends of democracy in critical sectors of education, health, infrastructure, water supply, women and youth empowerment among others.”
He also distributed thousands of naira to some supporters of Governor Bala, stating that the gesture was to appreciate and encourage them to continue with their support to the PDP-led administration in the state.
The Chairman of Alkaleri Local Government Council, Yusuf Garba while speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries commended Mr Gidado describing the initiative as a welcome development and first of its kind in the area.