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Sha’aban Sharada disburses N57m scholarships to constituents, empowers women

By Baba Aminu

The outgoing member of the House of Representatives from Kano municipal federal constituency Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada has disbursed N57m in scholarship to his constituents and empowered women.

SOLACEBASE reports that Sharada, who was recently appointed the Executive Secretary of the Almajirai and Out-of-School Children Commission of Nigeria, announced the educational initiatives, on Sunday in Kano.

He said a total of 32 students were granted scholarships worth over 7 million Naira to pursue their education at the National Open University of Nigeria,  in addition to a donation of 50 million Naira made to Alqalam University,in Katsina State for students from Kano municipal council who were initially studying in Sudan and have to be transferred due to crisis.

The was contained in a statement issued by Spokesman of the newly appointed Executive Secretary and the immediate past lawmaker, Abbas Yushau Yusuf.

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In his address, Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve his people at the National Assembly that saw him emerging as Chairman, House Committee on National Intelligence and Security for 4 years.

Also, he appreciated the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari for finding him worthy to be appointed Executive Secretary of the Almajirai and Out-of-School Children Commission.

‘’He emphasized his dedication to the commission’s mission and assured attendees that his appointment will make a significant impact,’’ the statement said.

‘’He further pledged to continue supporting educational initiatives, stating that the trend of providing scholarships and grants would continue in collaboration with his successor, Engineer Sagir Koki.’’

‘’As part of the celebration, cash grants were also distributed to various categories. The heads of political parties, particularly those affiliated with the APC, were each awarded 100,000 Naira. The second category received 50,000 Naira each, while the third category was granted 30,000 Naira each. The total cash grant beneficiaries numbered over 1,300 individuals.’’

Gwani Yahuza Gwani Danzarga expressed gratitude on behalf of the community for having Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada as the Executive Secretary of the Almajirai and Out-of-School Children Commission.

He emphasized that Sharada’s appointment was well-deserved and expressed confidence in his ability to make a positive impact on the commission’s objectives.

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The event was concluded with the presentation of a 50 million Naira cheque to Alqalam University and a 7 million Naira cheque to the Open University, symbolizing the commitment to investing in education and fostering a brighter future for the youth.

In a bid to promote sustainability and empower the youth, the Sharada Elders, led by Head Sani A Sani, appreciated Honourable Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada for initiating several programs aimed at supporting education and entrepreneurship.

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According to the statement, the event was attended by representatives from various organizations, including Smedan (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria), ICPC (Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission), and the National Boundary Commission.

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