Gov Zulum Releases N382.6m Outstanding Scholarship Allowance

The Borno State Government has disbursed the amount of N382,600 to settle outstanding scholarship allowances, aimed at alleviating the financial challenges stemming from the removal of fuel subsidy.
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During a media briefing in Maiduguri on Saturday, Malam Bala Isa, the Executive Secretary of the State Scholarship Board, revealed this development. Isa clarified that Governor Babagana Zulum sanctioned the allowance payments as a means to ease the financial strain faced by parents due to the fuel subsidy removal.

The outstanding allowances pertain to the 2021/2022 academic session and will benefit around 14,416 students from the state who are studying across over 30 universities within and outside the state.

Isa stated, "Governor Babagana Zulum has released the sum of N382,600.00 for the continuation of payments of the 2021/2022 outstanding scholarships allowances. The students are resuming for academic at a time parents are presently faced with various economics challenges. It is believed that this payment of over 300 million naira will go a long way in relieving the burden of student academic demands on their parents."

He also mentioned that the governor encouraged students to maintain dedication and commitment to their studies and to utilize their allowances responsibly for academic pursuits.

Isa further outlined that students in medical colleges and the faculty of engineering would each receive N50,000, while those in core sciences, social and management sciences, as well as humanities, would receive N30,000 each.

Comrade Kyari Ahmed, President of the National Association of Borno State Students (NUBOSS), expressed gratitude to Governor Zulum for the allowance disbursement and assured that the funds would be appropriately employed for educational purposes.

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