Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state distributes the sum of N880,922,432,38k to Community Promotion Council (CPC) from the 44 local governments for the rehabilitation of primary schools within three weeks.
Assuring that his administration would continue to finance education being the bedrock for societal development, emphasizing that, “It is because of the importance we attach to this sector that our budgetary provision for education is over 26 percent.”
He disclosed during the presentation exercise of N20 Million to branches of the Community Promotion Council across the 44 local governments for the renovation of some selected primary schools across the state, held at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, Kofar Mata, Sunday.
“We have the political will, we are doing our best in financing our education sector, and also community participation is prioritized as well. Our budgetary allocation is over 26 percent, we use 5 percent of our internally generated revenue and 5 percent of our local government statutory allocation.
All to the basket of the Education Trust Fund. We also use 2 percent of our contracts in the state. All to the basket. We are committing these to have quality education. Education development is a must for the overall development of our state. There are federal statutory funds and other grants from development partners,” he emphasized.
Governor Ganduje said “We are providing a total sum of N880,922,432.38k for the execution of various rehabilitation works of our Community Promotion Council across all the 44 local governments. The Bill of Quantity is included. So that no time would be wasted. They are given 3 weeks to accomplish it.”
Also acknowledging the commitment of governor Ganduje in the area of education development, the Queen of England commends the effort, describing the commitment as encouraging and commendable.
Relaying the commendation on behalf of the Queen, the representative of the Department for International Development (DFID), Nafisa Ado, said “Kano is doing well in protecting the rights of children with her free and compulsory primary and secondary education policy.”
Adding that “On behalf of Her Majesty, the Queen of England, we are commending Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for investing rightly in education. We will consistently partner with the state government in this direction.
While we strengthen the capacity of our communities through our education and governance programs, we shall maintain our support to the state.”
She hinted to the governor, “From 31st August the name DFID will be replaced by FCDO. That is Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.”
Among the dignitaries that graced the occasion were the Emirs of Bichi and Rano, while Emirs of Gaya, Kano, and Karaye sent representatives. Emir of Bichi who spoke on behalf of other Emirs called on the people to support the government’s policies for the development of the state.”
Commissioners of Education and Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Muhammad Sunusi Kiru and Murtala Sule Garo assured that the Kano state government would continue to prioritize education at all levels, with community participation at its best.