The Students Union Government SUG, Modibbo Adama University MAU, Yola Chapter, has lauded the Senator Representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District Distinguished Sen. Aminu Iya Abbas for settling school fees for 308 students in the university.
SUG President of the University Senator Kyauta Samuel Tari, who made the commendation in an interview with newsmen Saturday at the Union Secretariat MAU, Yola said the gesture was unprecedented in the institution.
The president who was overwhelmed with the kindness of senator Abbas said it will go along way in cushion the suffering of students interms paying the school fees especially during this hard times.
Senator Kyauta explained that investing in education is like eradicating moral decadence among youths adding that assistance by Senator Iya Abbas will pave way for students in the central zone to continue to pursue their academic activities without hindrance.
He noted that all students from local governments across Adamawa central zone are the bonafide beneficiaries of the gesture and urged other Politician to emulate the senator in contributing their quoter in education sector.
Also Speaking the President National Union of Adamawa State Students NANS Comrade David Garba thanked Senator Aminu Iya Abbas for the assistance describing him as a true politician with interest of people at heart.
Some of the beneficiaries while responding to questions from journalist appreciated Sen. Aminu Iya Abbas for coming to their aid and prayed for Allah to reward him abundantly.
It could be recalled that, Senator Aminu Iya Abbas , representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District had issued a Press Release indicating the payment of tuition fees of 308 university students studying various courses from his constituency at Modibbo Adama University Yola .
The statement according to Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs, Muhammad Ahmad said that, Senator Abbas, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation, paid the tuition fees of all the 308 students from Adamawa Central senatorial zone that are yet to pay the fees due to the hike and economic difficulties faced across the country.
Senator Abbas explained that the payment was to ensure that the less privileged have access to quality education so that they would also compete honourably with other well-to-do children.
The statement further gives breakdown of the students per local governments as follows : Fufore 14, Yola North 87,Yola South 61,Girei 36,Song 25,Hong 59 and Gombi 26.
The lawmaker admonished the beneficiaries to face their studies, be disciplined and be good ambassadors of their various families and Adamawa Central Senatorial district in general.