Sokoto State Government has released over N422 million for the payment of tuition fees of its indigenes studying at some local and foreign institutions.
Out of the money, Baze University, Abuja, was paid over N118million, while N257million was paid for the 2015/2016 academic session for students studying in various institutions in Sudan.
In the same vein, N47million was paid as tuition and upkeep money for students studying in Uganda.
The statement said: "The gesture is in view of the state government's commitment to encourage state indigenes to pursue higher education in various fields within and outside Nigeria.
''It is imperative for the benefiting students to concentrate more on their studies, to justify the huge resources being expended on them by the government.''