Bashir Aliyu, a young, brilliant car designer from Sokoto State, Nigeria has been awarded a scholarship by the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal to study automotive design in the United States, Footprint to Africa reports.
A statement issued by Mr. Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam, said the governor has already directed the ministry for Higher Education and the state Scholarship Board to work out the process that will lead to his admission to any college to further his studies in America.
Speaking when he received Aliyu in his office, Tambuwal said his administration “will continue to support exceptional students to further their education in order achieve” their objectives.
“Having produced world-class car designer in the person of Jelani Aliyu, Sokoto is blessed with brilliant indigenes whose talents would be tapped and nurtured for the progress and development of the state.
“Our choice of United State is obvious. Jelani Aliyu is based there and we expect him to be a mentor to you to achieve your objectives in life,” Tambuwal added.
In a brief remark at the occasion, the state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Nasir Zarummai, said the decision to assist the beneficiary, Aliyu was in line with the administration’s resolve to assist young people fulfill their potentials