MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeris – Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, has offered scholarship to health workers and teachers in Dikwa Local Government Area to study courses in medicine, sciences and technology in various tertiary institutions within and outside Nigeria.
The governor made the offer while on inspection tour of healthcare facilities and educational institutions on Friday.
While explaining that the offer was to boost human resources beneficial to the communities; the governor added that the scholarships will cover courses in medicine, pharmacy, nursing and midwifery for those working in health sector; while teachers with prerequisite training in education are to study sciences, english and mathematics, including highly professional courses that are obtained only outside the country.
On his visit to Dikwa general hospital, Zulum directed for procurement of necessary essential medicines and complete rehabilitation of the hospital.
Zulum also announced the establishment of teachers/LGA staffs verification complain desk, to entertain all issues of errors in the verification process earlier completed and report submitted to the Governor.
He made the announcement while engaging staff of Shehu Sanda Kura Primary School in Dikwa.
Part of the Governor’s activities on Friday in Dikwa was an inspection of proposed Dikwa Earthdam, which will open up irrigation agricultural activities for the vulnerable residents whose livelihoods have been destroyed by the decade long insurgency.