By Shuaibu Zubair Tatu , Birnin Kebbi
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu says education remains the top priority of his administration as the bedrock and foundation of develpment of any society.
Bagudu stated this during a symposium and inter-states quiz and essay writing compition held at the Presidential Hall in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday,as prelude to the commencement of Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival holding between 11th to 14th of March,2020.
The governor who was represented by Chief of Staff Government House, Dr. Suleman Muhammad Argungu, expressed delight over the performance of students from Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara who participated in the compition.
He said ” We are glad with the performance of students in the compition today”
According to him, the Kebbi State Government in collaboration with World Bank have embarked on comprehensive process of bringing back the out of the school children roaming the streets back to classes.
Argungu thanked the emir’s of Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and Zuru for their unrelating support and concern towards the effort of government in reducing level of out of school children and the educational development of the girl child.
On Argungu international fishing and cultural festival, the Chief of Staff commended Governor Bagudu for supporting the revival of the festival after 11 years of inactivity.
Earlier, Kebbi State Commissioner of Basic and Secondary Education, Alhaji Muhammad Magawatta Aleiro, said that, the competition would provide an avenue for various students across different States to interact, exchange ideas and knowledge among themselves.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar pledged to continue good relationship between the Sultanate Council and the Argungu Emirate of Kebbi state.
The Sultan was represented by Wazirin Sokoto, Professor Sambo Junaidu at the event.
The emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera, representatives of emirs of Gwandu, Yauri and Zuru as well as civil servants , politicians and students graced the occasion.
The program was wrapped up with two paper presentation by Dr. Isa Muhammad Sama and Dr. Garba Abdullahi Kangiwa with the theme : Tourism Potentials , Economic Benefits and Sustainable Development of Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival