LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Executive Secretary of the Almajirai and Out-of-School Children Commission of Nigeria, Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada, has offered 32 students scholarships, worth over N7 million to facilitate their academic pursuit at the Open University.
In addition, Shaaban, who was a lawmaker representing Kano municipal federal constituency at the House of Representatives, donated N50 million to Alqalam University benefiting students from Kano municipal council, initially studying in Sudan but relocated due to the crisis in that country.
Prominent among those, who attended the presentation ceremony were representatives from various organizations, including, the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, and the National Boundary Commission.
In his address, Sharada expressed gratitude for the opportunity offered him to serve as the Executive Secretary of the Almajirai and Out-of-School Children Commission.
While restating his dedication to the commission’s mission, he assured the dignitaries that his appointment would add more value to the project.
Furthermore, he pledged to continue supporting educational initiatives, stating that the trend of providing scholarships and grants would continue in collaboration with his successor, Engineer Sagir Koki.
The event was concluded, with the presentation of a N50 million cheque to Alqalam University and another N7 million cheque to the Open University, symbolizing the commitment to investing in education and championing a brighter future for the youth.
In a bid to promote sustainability and empower the youth, the Sharada Elders, led by Head Sani A Sani, said Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada has initiated several programs, aimed at supporting education and entrepreneurship