Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Tuesday, approved the release of N10 million to Mbahi Sarki Suleiman, a 29-year-old 300 level student of geography at the University of Maiduguri for kidney transplant surgery.
The student from Yara, Hawul Local Government Area, had a living donor but had no money for the transplant surgery.
He had gone on a radio program in Abuja where he sought for N9 million from well-meaning persons to cover the cost of the transplant.
The matter was said to have been brought to the governor’s attention on Tuesday before he approved the money.
The Governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, said the sum of N1 million was added to the initial amount requested “in case of unforeseen circumstance.”
Gusau further said: “Saratu Sarki Bitrus, mother of the student, confirmed that she had received bank alert of N10 million as directed by governor Zulum and she had already made payments to a hospital in Abuja, which is to undertake the transplant scheduled to hold this week.”