Sokoto Government Uncovers 706 'ghost' Students...

A committee set up by the Sokoto State Government to verify the actual number of students entitled to its scholarship has revealed that it uncovered 706 “ghost” students. According to the report, the committee visited 40 tertiary institutions within and outside the country where it verified and confirmed 14,532 students as qualified for the state's scholarship.

“We have also confirmed that N544,613,724 is the total cost of students registration for the year 2016/2017 academic session, while N143,560,855 is the allowances to the verified students. We have also verified and confirmed that N688,174,579 is the actual amount owed as students registration and allowances for the current 2016/2017 session,” he said.