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AUG Foundation Gives Scholarship To Less Privileged Students, Cash Assistance To Vulnerable Households

The AUG Foundation for the less privileged has offered scholarships to seven vulnerable students of tertiary institutions in Zamfara.

An official of the foundation, Abdul Bala-Gusau on behalf of the founder of the AUG Foundation, Abdulhafiz Umar Barau, disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau on Wednesday.

He said the gesture was aimed at providing succour to the beneficiaries, considering the current economic hardship in the state.

“This is part of the foundation’s project to support vulnerable students considering the current economic hardship faced by Nigerians.

“Today, we are happy to present the education support of school fees to vulnerable students facing difficulties in paying school fees.

“The beneficiaries were Seven in number selected from Abdu Gusau State-owned Polytechnic Talata Mafara, Federal Polytechnic Kaura-Namoda and Federal College of Education (Technical) Gusau.

“We have settled the payment of their School fees for the 2024/2025 Academic Session, we will maintain this gesture until they finish their studies”, he said.

According to him, the foundation also on Sunday, offered cash donations to 20 vulnerable households in Gusau Local Government Area.

“Each beneficiary received the cash assistance of N5,000 each.

“We realised that considering the current economic hardship faced by Nigerians, many vulnerable households cannot feed their families.

“We believe the gesture will put the smile on all the family members of the beneficiaries,’’ he added.

Reacting to the gesture to the students, the President National Union of Zamfara State Students (NUZAMSS), Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talata Mafara branch, Aliyu Salisu commended the foundation for the gesture.

Salisu noted that the assistance will reduce the students’ difficulties in payment of school fees.

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