Gov Ganduje Distributes N880m To 44 LGAs For Schools Renovation
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has distributed N880.9million to Community Promotion Councils (CPC) from the 44 local government areas of the state for rehabilitation of primary schools.
The Governor assured that his administration would continue to finance education being the bedrock for societal development, emphasising that, "It is because of the importance we attach to this sector that our budgetary provision for education is over 26 percent."
He made the disclosure during the presentation exercise of N20 Million to Community Promotion Councils across the 44 local government areas 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 prioritised 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 Education Trust Fund, we also use 2 percent of our contracts in the state. We are committing these to have quality education. Education development is a must for the overall development of our state. There is federal statutory funds and other grants from development partners," he emphasized.
Governor Ganduje said "We are providing 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 the period of 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 Department for International Development (DFID), Nafisa Ado, said "Kano is really 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.
She hinted that, "from 31st August, the name DFID will be replaced by FCDO, which stands for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office."
Among the dignitaries that graced the occasion were the Emirs of Bichi, Rano and representatives of Emirs of Gaya, Kano and Karaye.
The Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, who spoke on behalf of other Emirs, called on the people to support 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 respectively, assured that Kano state government would continue to prioritise education at all levels, with community participation at its best.