Goje said the assistance was a contribution at the community level under the “MaiGoje” foundation to assist the beneficiaries to further their studies.
He urged individuals and Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) to complement government efforts to recover education, health and economy of the people and communities adversely affected by the insurgency.
“The idea behind this award is to support students and applicants in Gujba and Gulani local government areas who have requirements for admission into the university but cannot afford the cost of study,”he said.
Goje said that he was a beneficiary of free education and would do everything to support others within his capacity to advance their studies.
He commended Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam for supporting students on foreign studies to build capacity and improve manpower.
“From 1991 to 2007, there was no single Yobe student on foreign studies; between 2007 and 2009 we had only five students on foreign studies.
“But under the administration of Gov. Gaidam, the number rose to 1,240 out of which 31 are doctorate students.
“I wish to increase the number of beneficiaries next year as resources improve,” the philanthropist said.
He urged the students to take advantage of the award to concentrate on their studies.