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PHOTOS: Zulum gives N5m to boy who copy-designed Borno flyover

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Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has presented a cheque of N5 million to a private school to fund a scholarship for Musa Sani, a 13-year-old boy who used mud to replicate the state’s first flyover around the customs round-about in Maiduguri.

Golden Olive Academy, a school in Maiduguri that received the sum, would cater for Musa’s education from primary four to completion of Senior Secondary School.

This was disclosed in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday.

The statement said, Musa was born into a less privileged family living around Gwange area in Maiduguri. He was a primary three pupil at a Community school in Gwange.

“Musa recently caught Zulum’s attention when he used mud to design of a flyover that was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari in Maiduguri, back in December.

“Governor Zulum was amazed by the kid’s brilliance. He met his family and offered to approve scholarship for him, to harness his talents.

“The Governor directed the Borno State Education Trust Fund (ETF) to fund the boy’s education.

“Chairperson of ETF Prof. Hauwa Biu, presented a cheque of Five Million and Twenty Nine Thousand Naira (N5,029,000), with the fund already paid to a private school at which Musa is now schooling.

“Prof Biu thanked Governor Zulum for the offer and urged the boy to focus on his studies and make the Governor proud,” the statement concluded.

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