Boko Haram: Senator gives scholarship to slain soldier’s children

images_2Senator Shehu Sani has granted scholarship to children of a soldier, Corporal Musa Ibrahim that was killed in an ambush 2 years ago by Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Senator Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District, said he was moved by a facebook post by a friend of the late soldier about the neglected children who were driven out of school due to inability of the family to pay the school fees of the five children of the deceased soldier.

Addressing family members of the late soldier at their Maraban Jos residence on Saturday, Senator Sani promised to sponsor all the five children from primary to tertiary institutions.

The Senator also promised to assist mother of the late soldier with funds to trade in order to enable her sustain the upkeep of the children that were abandoned by their mother.

While lamenting the neglect of the family of the soldier that died while fighting the insurgents, Sani wondered why the Federal Government has not provided succor for such family.

“I was moved because if it were a normal country, the government would have taken up the responsibility, but you can see this family is suffering,” he stated.

Fielding questions from journalists shortly after the visit, the Senator said the reason for giving scholarship to the late soldier’s children is to ensure that they are well educated and grow up to recognize that their father died for others to live as well as for the peace of the country.

In her response, mother of the late soldier, Hajiya Rukaya, thanked the Senator for coming to their aid and prayed that God Almighty should grant him the power to fulfill his promise.

While at the New Nigerian Newspapers Headquarters to ascertain the problems facing the organization which had been on strike for 31 months as a result of non payment of staff salaries, obsolete equipment and non funding of the organization by the Northern state governments, Senator Sani promised to offer assistance where necessary.

According to him, the value of New Nigerian Newspapers from which everybody in the Northern part of the country benefited, should not be allowed to die.

He however, directed the management of the publishing outfit to furnish him with all their requirements to commence full operation.

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