Fintiri sends 60 Adamawa students to India to study engineering courses

Fintiri sends 60 Adamawa students to India to study engineering courses

- Sixty students in Adamawa have departed for India to further their education

- The students were given a scholarship by their state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

- Some Nigerians on social media said the governor should have sent the students to universities in the country, adding that sending them to India is a waste of resources

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa has invested in the lives of 60 indigenes of the state by giving them scholarship to study various courses in India.

The 60 beneficiaries of the scholarship have left for India to commence their educational journey in the Asian country.

The disclosure was made by Northeast Reporters, which stated that they left for India via connecting flight from Yola International Airport.

Northeast Reporters wrote on its Facebook page:

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"His Excellency Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had earlier this year offered scholarship to 60 Adamawa state indigenes to study various Engineering courses in India.
"The students this morning left for India via connecting flight from Yola International Airport..."

Some Nigerians have, however, condemned the gesture by the state governor, saying the students should have been sent to Nigerian universities that offer such courses.

Fintiri sends 60 Adamawa students to India to study various engineering courses
The sixty students were given scholarship to study various engineering courses in India. Photo credit: Northeast Reporters, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri
Source: Facebook

Facebook user identified as Donald Omang wrote:

"This country wonders me most times. When will we believe in our own. Indian? Why not use part of the money for logistics to upgrade the system and let them study in Nigeria."

Haneef Muhd commented:

"And what happened to the University of Technology in Adamawa?"

Andefiki Thomas reacted:

"When will other Nationals sent (sic) their citizens on scholarship to study in Nigeria? Let's try and use this resources to better equipped (sic) our universities. It's so unfortunate that, this is happening when the Nigeria Universities are shut down."

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Jibrin Baba commented:

"Wishing you best of luck in your academic pursuing.but please don't join the bad team."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the governor of Borno state, Babagana Umara Zulum, gave scholarships to children of people who volunteered to fight with the Joint Task Force (JTF).

Added to that, the governor also rolled out a welfare package of N50,000 each to widows of the slain fighters which will also include a large giveaway of 27,000 bags and cartons of different food items to 9,000 families.

This was made known on Wednesday, October 28, at the state capital Maiduguri.

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