From Francis Nansak, Lafia
Governor Abdullahi Alhaji Sule of Nasarawa State says government will soon provide portable water and sanitation facilities in all public schools.
The governor stated this on Wednesday while commissioning and handing over blocks of classrooms constructed in LGEA Primary School, Lafia West and GJSS Odorogya in Doma, in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He said the state government has begun massive construction of classrooms in some local government areas in a bid to uplift the standard of education.
He pointed out that the intervention is among the 44 projects under the 2018 SDGs that is focused to take care of education, health, water and sanitation and renewable energy, with a view to executing policies and programmes that have direct bearing on the lives of the people.
“It is important to note that the SDGs framework identified 17 main goals, 169 targets and 364 indicators, which have provided a platform for development goal for national and sub-national entities,” the governor said.
Engr. Sule all directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to get in tune with the workings of the SDGs framework towards the growth and development of the state.
Also speaking at the event, state Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Fati Jimaita Sabo, said the exercise was a clear testimony of the administration’s resolute commitment to advance and sustain education in the state, through the creation of a more conducive, friendly learning environment across all strata of society.
She added that achieving inclusive and quality education for all reaffirms the belief that education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development.