107 Students arrive Jigawa from Sudan

Some of the Returnees. Photo: Usman Mohammed/Radio Nigeria.

The Jigawa State indigenes studying medicine in Sudan have returned to the state after their evacuation by the Federal Government from that country.

The Executive Secretary, Jigawa Islamic Education Bureau, Dr. Abubakar Sani Birnin Kudu who received the 107 students on behalf of the State Commissioner for Education, expressed happiness that the students arrived in safely.

Dr. Abubakar Sani Kudu thanked Allah for saving their lives.

The Director General of the State Education Monitoring Bureau, Alhaji Abdullahi Yunusa advised the returnees not to be deterred by their return home without completion of their studies.

Alhaji Abdullahi who pointed out that students in Ukraine and Russia experienced similar problem, said the government would look into the possible alternative of sending them to Canada, UK, USA and other safe places to continue their studies.

Also, the Executive Secretary of the state Scholarship Board, Alhaji Sa’idu Magaji, said it was the constitutional responsibility of the state government to ensure sure that the students returned home safely.

The students were given five thousand naira each as transport fare to their respective homes.

Reporting by Usman Mohammed;Editing by Fany Olumoye