Lawmaker spends N38m on tuition fees for 512 students

A member of the House of Representatives named Hon. Mohammed Bello Shehu says that over N38 million has been used to pay the tuition costs of over 512 students from his constituency enrolled in various tertiary institutions.

During an interactive session on Thursday at the Press Centre with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kano, Shehu, who represents the Fegga Federal constituency, revealed this.

According to him, the gesture aims to provide high-quality, well-founded education for the best possible progress.

“I will continue to pay attention to the development of education and sustained it as long as I remain at the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly.

Among the beneficiaries of the gesture were students studying at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria; Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto; Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state; and School of Hygiene, Kano, which has the highest number of beneficiaries.

Plans to construct a primary school at the Rijjyar Lemo axis, where there hasn’t been one for some time, have also reportedly been finalised.

“Rijjyar Lemo does not have a single primary school. We took note of this; and I have already secured a location for the building of a modern primary school within the area, we have earmarked N50 million for the commencement of the project.” he said.

Taking cognizance of the fact that Fagge in Kano metropolis is known for tailoring business, the lawmaker has commenced sponsorship of cluster tailoring outfits within his constituency for major contracts.

He explained that arrangements have been concluded to register them with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), so that they can get contracts to sow uniforms for schools, military and Para-military agencies.

“We are also lobbying for the sowing of NYSC and prison warders uniforms and other uniforms for our trained and empowered tailors in Fagge.

Shehu said his office is not keeping blind eyes on the issue of flooding and erosion that have continued to devastate some areas in Fagge Constituency.

“We have already commenced moves to access ecological funds from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

On his plans for the Sabon Gari residents, an enclave dominated by non-indigenes, Shehu said he has come up with a budget to rehabilitate, at least, two roads within the Sabon Gari area to ensure smooth flow of traffic within the area.