Kano State Deputy Governor and Commissioner for Education, Prof Hafiz Abubakar on Sunday disclosed that the state government has so far spent over N1.251 billion on various projects in the development of Basic Education across the 44 Local Government Areas.
Prof Hafiz who stated this during a Press Conference for the activities lined up for the Kano Basic Education Week, with its theme, “Education For All: A Responsibility For All”, organised by the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, added that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s administration will continue to give adequate attention to the development of education in the state.
He noted that “out of the aforementioned fund, the state government disbursed the sum of N10 million each to the Education Promotion Committees in the 44 Local Government Areas to execute education projects.”
He added that the remaining N800 million was contributed by members of the communities in order to complement the government’s resolve to education development.
He explained that the over N1.2 billion was part of the SUBEB/UBEC Marching Grant for the 2015 education projects.
“On Day six of the ceremony, the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje will inspect the projects executed in the Kano central, I am going to inspect projects executed in Kano South then the Speaker, Hon Kabiru Alasan Rurum will inspect the projects in Kano north,” he added.