Forty seven female medical doctors of Kano State origin, trained in the Republic of Sudan and sponsored by the state government, have graduated and returned.
The delighted doctors were welcomed by the enthusiastic state government, which recently offset entire financial bills of the students, which was the main hitch they faced, as many were just unable to complete the fees.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, in a statement clarified stated the students left the country for Sudan in 2014 during the Kwankwaso administration.
Said he: "When Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje came on board, he sponsored their MBBS programme in the Al-Ahfad, Al-Razi and Undurman Universities."
It was gathered the Executive Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, alongside the Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Mariya Mahmud Bunkure, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Higher Education, Usaini Jarma and representative of the State Scholarship Board were in Sudan few days earlier to pay the outstanding bills of the graduates before they were cleared by Sudan universities.
The doctors arrived Kano, through Malam Aminu Kano International Airport en route Abuja, on Friday night, accompanied by Kano State delegates led by Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado.
Rimingado assured that the state government will unearth alleged sharp practices associated with foreign scholarship programmes that emanated from past administrations.
Said he: “Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has vowed to purify the process of paying any outstanding fees left behind by the past administration, so that tax payers’ money will not leak again under the guise of foreign scholarship. That is why the governor directed our office to come into the exercise.
“Parents should know that out of the total sum of over $2 million meant for this particular exercise, the Ganduje administration paid over $1 million," he said.