……..I am super delighted to welcome you Home after an Academic Sojourn- Sen Rabi’u Kwankwaso
The former Kano state governor Senator Engr. (Dr.) Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has received with pleasure, the arrival of 370 foreign scholarship beneficiaries for postgraduate studies from various universities in india, Dubai and Sudan.
Addressing the students at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday 13th February 2021 around 9.15pm, the former minister of defense said he was super excited to receive the students back home in good health after graduation of Master Degrees in various fields of human endeavours.
“This is a day to remember, a very historic day as our dream comes true, I am delighted to welcome you home, I am so grateful that many of you have passed with outstanding results”
Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso also said, when he conceived the idea of sponsoring students to foriegn universities for postgraduate studies, he pulled resources from different quarters, including donations from well wishers and selling personal properties.
“My passion for education has no boundaries, I went to an extent to selling some of my properties ensure the take-off of this foriegn scholarship initiative under the auspices of Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation” he confirmed
According to him, the 370 postgraduate beneficiaries were offered a full paid foriegn scholarship which includes tuition, airfare, accommodations and living expenses throughout their studies.
It could be recalled that the 370 students departed Nigeria for different countries in September 2019 sponsored by the Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation, a charity organization founded by the former Kano state Governor Senator Engr (Dr.) Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
Speaking shortly after their arrival, the leader of the students Yusuf Baba Dala appreciated the tenacity of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for initiating the kind gesture that accorded them a life changing opportunity to study various courses at postgraduate level in top notch universities abroad.