Abaji Council To Send Students Abroad For Studies

By: Sunday Shekwonya

The Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory has concluded plans to send a quite of indigenous students to tertiary institutions abroad for studies.

The Chairman, Abaji Area Council, Mr. Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, made this disclosure, while addressing the leadership of the Abuja Indigenous Students Association (AISA) that paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

According to him, the idea is aimed at closing the gap of educational backwardness of the indigenous population in the Federal Capital Territory.

Abdullahi reiterated that the Council has taken this bold decision in its quest to end educational backwardness among the indigenous people of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Abaji Area Council in particular.

The Chairman, who expressed gratitude over the visit of the leadership of AISA, emphasized that education is one of the top priority of his administration which is expected to bring about lasting solution to educational backwardness among the original inhabitants of the FCT, particularly the indigenes of Abaji Area Council.

He assured the AISA leadership that his administration will always give full support in the struggle to elevate the educational standard of the FCT natives; noting that education remains the key to liberate them from poverty.

The Chairman pledged to do everything possible to upscale the living standards of the Abuja aborigines, especially those things that are relevant towards the development of education in the FCT.

Speaking earlier, the National President of AISA, Comrade Muhammad-Nasir Abaji, stressed that the Chairman has provided the needed opportunity to the residents to realize their potentials.

He described the Chairman as a shining star, a champion of education and true icon of development in the FCT.

Abaji pointed out some of the remarkable achievements by the Chairman which said include payment of WAEC, NECO and JAMB fees for indigenous students of Abaji Area Council, as well as giving scholarship to all Abaji students in tertiary institutions.

These efforts have gone a long way to transforming the landscape of learning and opportunities for the youths of Abaji, he added.