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Councilor takes 120 out-of-school children back to school in Kano 

A councilor of Achika ward of Wudil Local Government area in Kano state, Bashir Shehu Aliyu has sponsored no fewer than 120 out-of-school children to study in secondary school.

In a grand ceremony to present educational materials to the beneficiaries, all of them orphans, Mr Aliyu said the gesture was to secure their future.

Speaking at the occasion, held at Achika ward on Sunday, Aliyu said the beneficiaries would enrol at Government Junior Secondary School Achika and Government Arabic Junior Secondary School Achika.

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According to him, he would sponsor the beneficiaries to study from junior up to senior secondary school even if he is not holding any political office.

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He noted that the gesture was his contribution towards the development of Kano state through the empowerment of the vulnerable and downtrodden.

He disclosed that he deemed it fit to come up with the initiative in a bid to secure the future of children, especially orphans who nowadays find it difficult to achieve their education dream.

The councilor explained that out of the beneficiaries, 65 are girls while 54 are boys, adding that some of them, about 50, are school dropouts.

“I will continue to look after these children until they graduate from secondary school. Empowering children like these, all of them orphans, is a great service to humanity.

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“They need the society’s support in order to be good and productive members of the society. Abandoning them would be dangerous. That is why I decided to sponsor their education from junior up to senior secondary school level even if I am no longer holding a political appointment,” he said.

Items distributed to the beneficiaries include 1,200 exercise books, 120 bags, 240 sets of uniforms, and 120 pairs of shoes.

Others include 120 socks, 240 pens, and 240 pieces of pencil.

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