Babagana Zulum, Borno State governor, has 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 who is from Yara, Hawul Local Government Area of the student, had a living donor but had no money for the transplant surgery.
It was said that Suleiman had gone on a radio program in Abuja where he solicited for N9 million from well-meaning Nigerians to cover the cost of the transplant.
The matter was said to have been brought to Zulum’s attention, before he approved the money on Tuesday.
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.”