Sokoto car designer gets scholarship to study in U.S.
The Sokoto State governor, Aminu
Tambuwal, on Tuesday awarded a
scholarship to Bashir Aliyu, a young,
brilliant car designer, to study
automotive design in the United States.
A statement issued by Mr. Tambuwal’s
spokesman, Imam Imam, on Tuesday
said already the governor has directed
the ministry for Higher Education and
the state Scholarship Board to work out
the process that will lead to his
admission to any college to further his
studies in America.
Speaking when he received Mr. Aliyu in
his office, Mr. Tambuwal said his
administration “will continue to support
exceptional students to further their
education in order achieve” their
“Having produced world-class car
designer in the person of Jelani Aliyu,
Sokoto is blessed with brilliant indigenes
whose talents would be tapped and
nurtured for the progress and
development of the state.
“Our choice of United State is obvious.
Jelani Aliyu is based there and we expect
him to be a mentor to you to achieve
your objectives in life,” the governor
In his remarks at the occasion, the state
Commissioner for Science and
Technology, Nasir Zarummai, said the
decision to assist the beneficiary was in
line with the administration’s resolve to
assist young people fulfil their