A member representing Suleja/Gurara/Tafa Constituency of Niger state in the Federal House of Representatives, Abubakar Lado, presented scholarship to 12 students in his constituency to study nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy at the NOIDA International University, India.
Eight of the students are to study general nursing and midwifery, while four will study physiotherapy from 2015 to 2019.
Lado said the scholarship was designed to train people, especially in the medical profession, in order to have adequate health personnel in his constituency.
According to him, during his campaigns, he went round all the polling units and most of the complaints he received were on healthcare delivery.
The lawmaker, who said that the beneficiaries were selected based on merit, urged them to be focused on their studies and ensure they were good ambassadors of the country.
He also pointed out that the scheme, would be an annual event.
One of the beneficiaries, Miss Maryam Talatu, who expressed delight over the scholarship and promised to study hard to make the sponsor, her parents and the community proud.
Some other beneficiaries are Miss Fatima Abubakar, Aisha Ismail, Maryam Garba, Rashida Abubakar, Zinatu Ibrahim, Maryam Isa, Aisha Abdullahi and Maryam Abdulhamid.
Others are Mr Abubakar Musa and Musa Abdulmuminu, who are to study physiotherapy. (NAN)
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