The Kano State government said yesterday that it is owing about N3 billion tuition fees for students it sponsored to universities abroad and 50 female Nursing students.
The state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, stated this when he received members of the General Association of Northern Nigerian Students based in Egypt.
The governor said the delay in payment of the fees was caused by the administration of Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, adding that the past government distorted the scholarship programme.
“For one year, the government did not pay a single kobo as tuition fee for our students studying abroad. Right now, Kano State government owes these students about N3 billion. And our revenue is dwindling, so we will be cautious in handling the situation,’ he said.
“I am telling you this so that as educated people you can understand the situation. But if you decide go to the media and tell the public that previous government did this for you and the present government is not doing it, then we will expose everything. It is very important to notify you on this aspect,” he said.
He assured the students of his continuous support in their studies, adding “that no right thinking person will joke with the education of the populace”.