Senator representing Kaduna Central district, Senator Shehu Sani has granted scholarship to children of a soldier killed two years ago by Boko-Haram insurgents in Maiduguri, Borno state in an ambush.
The Senator said he was moved by a facebook post by a friend of the late soldier about the neglected five children who were driven out of school due to their inability to pay the school fees.
Senator Sani, who visited the family of the late soldier at Maraban, Jos yesterday, promised to sponsor all the 5 children from primary to tertiary Institutions.
He also promised to empower their mother and wife of the deceased soldier so that she can engage in some productive ventures and be able to sustain the children and herself.
While lamenting the neglect of the soldier who died in active service of his father land, he wondered why the federal government has not provided succour for such family. “I was moved because if it were a normal Country, the government would have taken up the responsibility, but you can see this family is suffering.”
Fielding questions from newsmen after the visit the Senator said the reason for the sponsorship is to see that these Children when they grew up, they will know that their father died for others to live and for the peace of the Country.
Mother of the killed soldier Hajiya Rukaya thanked the Senator for coming for their rescue and prayed that God almighty should grant the Senator the enablement to fulfill his promise.
He also visited the New Nigerian Newspapers to ascertain the problems facing the organization which had been on strike for 31 months as a result of nonpayment of staff salaries, absolute equipment and non funding of the organization by the Northern state governments.
Senator Shehu sani who promised to offer all necessary assistance said, the spirit and memories of New Nigerian Newspapers which everybody in the Northern part of the Country benefited, should not be allowed to die.
He directed the NNN management to furnish him with all their requirements to commence full operation. –