Kebbi makes emergency payment of fees to stall withdrawal of students in India 

The Kebbi state government has made an emergency payment of N309, 584,041.80k equivalent to S289, 220 US Dollars as school fees for its students in India and Egypt. 

University authorities in India gave the students a deadline of Monday, to fulfill their contractual financial agreement or exit the institution.

Briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, Tuesday, the Commissioner for Higher Education, Alhaji Isah Abubakar Tunga, said Governor Nasir Idris, ordered for the immediate settlement of the fees on receipt of the report about the development.

Consequently, the governor directed the Commissioner for Finance and the Accountant General of the state to raise two mandates for the payment of fees to 63 students studying in India and 23 students in Egypt.

Furthermore, the Commissioner for Higher Education was directed to liaise with a commercial bank to implement the process of remitting the money to the universities in India and Egypt while the Board of Internal Revenue should provide tax clearance to each of the 86 students to regulate payment.

Alhaji Isah Abubakar Tunga indicated that the sum of S210, 680 US Dollars equivalent to N228, 150,148.00k is the backlog of fees of the students in India while S78, 620 US Dollars equivalent to N81,433,893.80k is the amount payable as fees to Kebbi students in Egypt.