The governments of Borno and Kano states have agreed to sponsor about 100 children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgents through school.
Under the scheme, the students will be sponsored in various primary schools in Kano State.
The sponsorship arrangement was made known on Monday by the Borno State Head of Service, Mr. Yakubu Bukar, who represented Governor Kashim
Shettima at a send off ceremony for the children.
Bukar, at the ceremony which preceded the departure of the children to Kano, congratulated them on being selected by the government for sponsorship through primary school up to the tertiary education level.
He said this opportunity came as a result of the scholarship offered to the orphans by the Kano State Government in collaboration with the Borno State Government.
“I hope the gesture will greatly reduce the burden on Borno State in taking care of all the children, who have been orphaned as a result of the crisis in the state. I also express the hope that the relationship existing between the two states will be sustained,” he said.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajja Fanta Shehu, described the gesture as timely, saying the sponsored orphans were carefully selected from some local governments that were critically hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.
She added that Governor Kashim Shettima, his counterpart in Kano, Governor Musa Kwankwaso,
and five others would serve as guardians to the orphans.