The Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday awarded a scholarship to Bashir Aliyu, a young, brilliant car designer, to study automotive design in the United States.
A statement issued by Mr. Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam, on Tuesday said already the governor has directed the ministry for Higher Education and the state Scholarship Board to work out the process that will lead to his admission to any college to further his studies in America.
Speaking when he received Mr. Aliyu in his office, Mr. Tambuwal said his administration “will continue to support exceptional students to further their education in order achieve” their objectives.
“Having produced 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 you to achieve your objectives in life,” the governor added.
In his remarks at the occasion, the state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Nasir Zarummai, said the decision to assist the beneficiary was in line with the administration’s resolve to assist young people fulfil their potentials.