Daura (Katsina State), April 12, 2019 The Daura Local Government in Katsina State has disbursed N1.045 million as educational and medical assistance to indigent students and sick people requiring medical attention,
Alhaji Abubakar Mashi, Director, Education and Social Services, has said.
He said that 41 students received cash assistance ranging from N10,000 to N30,000, to either pay fees or fund academic research projects.
“The council also donated N65,000 to three Students Union Governments, out of which the Daura Emirate Students Association (DESA), got N20,000.
“The SUG in FCE Bichi, received N25,000, while that of the School of Health Technology, Daura received N20,000.
“The total amount disbursed as educational assistance was N555,000, while N490,000 was disbursed as medical assistance to 46 patients suffering from different medical conditions.
“Those who received medical assistance went home with cash donations ranging from N50,000 to N10,000, depending on the degree of the medical condition of an individual patient,’’ he said.
Mashi assured Daura residents that the gesture would continue as the scope would soon be expanded to accommodate additional beneficiaries.
Malam Adamu Shuaibu, President, Daura Emirate Students Association, Federal College of Education, Bichi chapter, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria , on the gesture, commended the council for the kindness, and assured its management that the assistance would be used judiciously.
He called on the beneficiaries to redouble their efforts through hard work, commitment and dedication to their studies, assuring that “we will strive to reciprocate the gesture through excellent academic and moral performance.’’
A beneficiary of the medical assistance, Mr Abubakar Uman, told NNN that he had been ssuffering from prolonged waist pain and was happy to receive N50,000 as medical assistance.
He commended the local government for the timely intervention, and urged other local councils and philanthropists to emulate the gesture.
NNN reports that the Daura Local Government recently distributed building materials and power generators worth N1. 450 million to four Mosques and eight Islamic schools as part of efforts to encourge educational growth and boost moral training in the community.