The chairman and chief executive of Mudassir and Brothers limited, Alhaji Mudassir Idris Abubakar, has empowered over 200 indigene students in Kano State with academic scholarships.
He explained that 116 out of the beneficiaries are undergraduate students while the remaining were supported to enroll into master’s degree programmes.
The students are drawn from all the tiers of the country’s educational system.
He promised that the gesture would not be restricted to only tertiary institutions in the state but will be extended to all indigene students of the state studying in various institutions across the country.
Mudassir told reporters in Kano on Monday that the scholarship being awarded is purely meant for students that secured admissions into tertiary institutions but cannot pay registration fees.
“Both applications, selections and verification will be carried out through a local committee.
The textile guru, who, however, declined to reveal how much it cost him to keep the beneficiaries in school, said that he feels fulfilled seeing people shedding tears of joy after they are empowered by him.
Mudassir disclosed that he floated the scholarship scheme as a way of appreciating God who has been so good to him, added “it is a thing of joy for me to see students who would have dropped out of school becoming successful professionals.”
He also urged the affluent to always remember the less privileged in the society.
Most of the beneficiaries expressed appreciation for the scholarship offered to them by the business tycoon, noting that they will not disappoint him while undergoing their studies.
It was also learnt that some of the beneficiaries will undergo foreign studies for their first degree and masters.