Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has presented a cheque of N5 million to a private school to fund a scholarship for Musa Sani, a 13-year old talented kid from the state who used mud to replicate the state’s first flyover.
According to a statement on Monday, 18 July, 2022 by the governor’s spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, the payment was made to Golden Olive Academy, a Maiduguri private school, to cater for Musa’s education from primary four to completion of Senior Secondary School.
The statement said Musa was born into a less privileged family living around Gwange area in Maiduguri.
He was a primary three pupil at a Community school in Gwange.
Musa recently caught Zulum’s attention when he used mud to design a flyover that was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari in Maiduguri, back in December.
Governor Zulum was amazed by the kid’s brilliance. He met his family and offered to approve scholarship for him, to harness his talents.
The Governor directed the Borno State Education Trust Fund (ETF) to fund the boy’s education.
Chairperson of ETF Prof. Hauwa Biu, presented the cheque of N5,029,000 with the fund already paid to a private school at which Musa is now schooling.
Biu thanked Governor Zulum for the offer and urged the boy to focus on his studies and make the Governor proud.