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48 ABU students get N4.8m Chinese scholarship

Forty eight selected students of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, were yesterday awarded with N100,000 each by the Chinese Government to support their educational…

Forty eight selected students of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, were yesterday awarded with N100,000 each by the Chinese Government to support their educational pursuit.

The gesture was part of the Nigeria-China educational collaboration tagged “October 1st Scholarship for China-Nigeria Friendship.”

Speaking on behalf of the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Zhou Pingjiang, the Deputy Ambassador, Mr. Zhao Yong, said the award was the second one by the Chinese Embassay to selected “intelligent students of ABU.”

He added: “In terms of investment, the accumulated China non-financial investment in Nigeria approaches $2.8 billion, contributing significantly to local economy and job creation.”

The Vice Chancellor of ABU, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, said the support the university was getting from China was immeasurable, saying that the Chinese language teacher provided to ABU by China was adding value to the relationship.

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