Sokoto car designer gets scholarship to study in U.S.

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.


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  • Analyst

    Hope he will not include bomb in the design.

    • Truth_Rocket

      Is that the best you can contribute? If you don’t have anything important to contribute next time, simply log out. We don’t need such mentality in our national discus any longer. Next pls!

    • Du Covenant

      A total waste of space!..

    • Jika

      You are pathetic .Jelani Aliyu from the same Sokoto state is there in the US working with General Motors as one of their top rated designers and,here you are wallowing in self inflicted hatred and drowning in misery as a consequence of your bigotry.You are simply a waste!!!!!

      • Julius

        Yes !. A brilliant man and he is doing very well. He heads the design dept. God bless him. I mentioned his name to some loser about a year ago on this forum and the idot said NO Hausa man can do that. Thats how the minds of losers works.

        • Jika

          God bless you abundantly my brother.Let us encourage good wherever it comes from.Let us also fight bad where ever it comes from.

          • Julius

            Indeed…Im so proud of him !

    • Buhari4Ever

      Proper mumu!!

  • wode

    This step is good. But what’s more important and, of course the ultimate, is what happens after the schooling? Is this not going to end up in the web of brain drain? What’s our Government’s short, medium and long-term plans to build local system that would explore the talents of our bright minds for the development of indigenous technologies? There has to be the dream and plan to build our own technologies for local uses as well as export. We don’t have to continue to be outright consumers of finished goods, we should be able to put our creative minds into constructive use. This is an area that our Government should focus more attention on.

  • Tafidan Dogon Daji

    We are indeed thankful to you,Gov Tambawal.We however wish the state shall prosper in all ramifications,as Allah pleases.

  • C3kwe

    Congratulations to the young man, but if he is a top designer, why is he given a scholarship to study again. I hope they are not using it to siphon Sokoto’s much needed funds.