The Kano State Government says it spent the sum of N1.8 billion to sponsor students to private universities.
MERIDIAN SPY learnt the programme started during the administration of ex-governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and was inherited by the current administration of Abdullahi Ganduje.
This was made known in a statement by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, on Wednesday, noting that over 1,150 students were inherited from the Kwankwaso administration.
“They were the set of students who were taken to the university during the administration of Kwankwaso, with the payment of their tuition and other fees at less than 10 per cent,” the statement partly read.
“When we came in by the year 2015, we were told that all the students sponsored by the then administration, all their payments were settled 100 per cent.”
The private schools involved include the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Crescent University, Al-Qalam University, Bells University of Technology, Otta, and Igbinediom University, Okada.