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(PHOTOS) Scholarship: Zulum releases N5m for 13-year boy who copy-designed Borno flyover

A cheque of N5m approved by Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has been presented to a private school to fund a scholarship for Musa Sani, a 13-year old talented Borno kid who used mud to replicate the state’s first flyover around the customs round-about in Maiduguri.

Solacebase reports that the payment was made to Golden Olive Academy, Maiduguri, to cater for Musa’s education from primary four to completion of Senior Secondary School.

A statement issued by the governor’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, on Monday, said Musa was born into a less privileged family living around Gwange area in Maiduguri.

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The statement said he was a primary three pupil at a Community school in Gwange.

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‘’Musa recently caught Zulum’s attention when he used mud to design a flyover that was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari in Maiduguri, back in December,’’ the statement said.

‘’Governor Zulum was amazed by the kid’s brilliance. He met his family and offered to approve scholarship for him, to harness his talents.’’

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‘’The Governor directed the Borno State Education Trust Fund (ETF) to fund the boy’s education.’’

‘’Chairperson of ETF Prof. Hauwa Biu, presented a cheque of Five Million and Twenty Nine Thousand Naira (N5,029,000), with the fund already paid to a private school at which Musa is now schooling.

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