Officials of the Borno State chapter of the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) yesterday said they are currently sponsoring 40 orphans pursuing degree and HND programmes in some polytechnics and universities.

Most of the students lost their parents to Boko Haram attacks. Chairman of the association Alhaji Rabiu Haruna said 30 of the beneficiaries are undergoing degree courses in Social Sciences, Law and Medicine at the University of Maiduguri while 10 are undergoing Higher National Diploma programmes at the Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri.

He said they are children of the union’s members who were killed by the Boko Haram.
“The gesture is necessary because they don’t have anyone to carter for their education and upbringing,” Haruna said, adding that they are paid N10,000 each as weekly allowance as well as for transport and feeding.

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