No fewer than 50 Students of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara State origin have been awarded scholarship amounting to millions of naira by BUA Cement Company.
Also the 50 persons trained by the company on skills aquisitions on make up and beautification have received empowerment kits to enable them start operation.
Speaking at the event the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the company Yusuf Haliru Binji said the gesture is part of the company corporate responsibility.
Represented by the Plant Director, Aminu Bashar, Binji said the gesture was to complement Tambuwal’s administration policies on declaration of state of emergency on education in Sokoto State.
He further explained that 24 schools mostly from the host communities would be given exercise books, desks and chairs
“What you are witnessing today is part of corporate social responsibility and is being carry out annually he added.
He disclosed that the benefiting students are engineering students selected from Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States studying at various tertiary institutions in the country.
He added that out of the 50 slots 15 were allocated to immediate host communities of Wamakko local government while 15 were shared among others local governments of Sokoto State.
He further stressed that 20 slots were for students of Kebbi and Zamfara States.
In his vote of thanks the executive chairman of Wamakko local government, Haliru Bello Gwiwa lauded BUA Cement Company for the gesture.
He noted that the gesture would complement government”s efforts in.education sector.
According to Gwiwa the scholarship and education materials would.relief government and parents of the burden.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries Saratu Ahmad and Jennifer John commended BUA Cement Company saying it would lessen their burden and boost their performances.