A foremost Gombe philanthropist and Managing Director of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Dr. Jamilu Isiyaku Gwamna, has offered automatic scholarships to ten less privileged indigenes of Gombe State to study in two Moroccan universities.
Jamilu Gwamna sponsors 10 less privileged students to study in Moroccan universities
Gwamna said he selected the students from different parts of the State to study different courses for their undergraduate programmes.
Speaking to Reporters on behalf of the parents of the beneficiaries, Alhaji Yakubu Adamu, from Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area, described the gesture as first of its kind in the history of Gombe State adding that it is something they had never dreamt of.
According to him, “I don’t have any personal relationship with Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna and I believe none of the other parents does, but out of share generosity, he picked our children and sponsored them to study at various Universities at far away Morocco. He also paid for their accommodation including feeding and other necessary needs.”
He, on behalf of the parents of all the the ten students, thanked Dr. Jamilu for his kind gesture and prayed God to “grant him all his desires, protect him, and open doors for him for immeasurable bounties. For us parents of the beneficiaries, we’re obliged to him, we’ll always remember him in our prayers, and support him anytime he needs our support because we need people of his kind to succeed.”
Alhaji Yakubu also used the opportunity to call on wealthy individuals to emulate Dr. Jamilu in touching the lives of the common man in the society. He said, “Today, wealthy individuals only send their kids to better schools abroad while the children of the common man are left battling with the poor system of education in the country but to Dr. Jamilu, the reverse is the case, the son of the poor will go to school overseas.”
Also commenting, Special Adviser to Gwamna, Sani Abubakar Banki said Dr. Jamilu had been helping people in different areas adding that this is one out of the many such gestures that was attracting the attention of the media.
“He doesn’t usually publicize what he does. In this particular one, he even discouraged the parents of the beneficiaries when they organized to come over to thank him,” Sani said.
The beneficiaries of the scholarship include Hassan Adamu Dashi from Dukku, Abdulhadi Auwal Ishiaku from Gombe and Abdulmumini Kabir Talasse from Balanga who are to study Economic Law at the Mohammed Khamis University, Rabat.
Others are Kabiru Muhammad Malam Sidi from Kwami, Talatu Tanimu from Kaltungo, Ahmad Adamu Umar Kumo from Akko, Solomon Musa Kalmai from Billiri, Abdullahi Abubakar Kashere from Akko and Muhammad Adamu from Funakaye. Their scholarships is to study English Studies at the Sidi Muhammad Bin Abdallah University, while Nazif Yakubu Adamu from Dadinkowa in Yamaltu Deba LGA is to study Islamic Studies at Sidi Muhammad Bin Abdallah University.