Contrary to reports that did the rounds a couple of days ago, notably on social media, suggesting that the national leadership of Bauchi students declared support for Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar (rtd), gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the National Union of Bauchi State Students (NUBASS) has disassociated itself from the rumour circulated denying backing the former Chief of Air Staff in Saturday’s governorship elections.
The National President of NUBASS Comrade Adamu Dauda Yashi made this known during a Press conference held at the Bauchi State scholarship board.
The National President acknowledged that the union is aware of the commitment of the Bauchi state government under the leadership of Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad who paid the scholarship allowances to the state students in 2022 and cleared the outstanding charges inherited from the immediate past administration in the State.
Comrade Yashi also noted that the portal of 2023 scholarship allowances payment has been provided, and a high volume of students applied where the board is currently verifying the applicants.
He added that Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir apart from paying WAEC, NECO, and NABTIB also provided a new brand hummer bus to ease the hardship of transportation faced by the Union, also the governor has approved the take-off grand for the union among many others.
According to the NUBASS President, the union has not to endorsed Air Marshall Sadik Baba Abubakar, the APC Gubernatorial candidate as their choice, rather the union focuses on anything that will protect the interest of Bauchi state students in an effort to strengthen the educational sector in the state.
He, therefore, called on the entire members of the union to remain calm and disassociate themselves from anything related to causing chaos in the State, assuring students that very soon disbursement of the scholarship will commence.