Kano Assembly approves N15b request to sponsor free education

Acheme Jack, Kano


The Kano State House of Assembly has approved a request by the state governor Dr.Abdullahi Ganduje to allow the 44 Local Government Areas in the state access N15 billion to fund free and compusory education policy initiative in the state.

The fund will be used to fund basic education at the primary and secondary School levels.

The assembly approved the request on Wednesday during its plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa.

The speaker read the letter signed by the governor seeking for their permission to allow the local governments to access the loan from one of the new generation banks on Monday and gave the House Committee on Local Government Affairs two days to submitted their report.

The legislators approved the request after the Deputy Majority leader of the house, Alhaji Kabiru Hassan-Dashi who supervised the committee of Local Government presented their report.

The fund would be used to construct more classes and rehabilitate some aimed at reducing congestion.”

“The loan will also support the provision of free uniform for the students and also enhanced the school feeding initiative by the state government,” said Hassan-Dashi.

After series of deliberations by the legislators, the assembly adopted the motion and approve request.

According to the  originating letter sent by the governor, each of the 44 LGA will receive N340 million aimed at ensuring the sustainability of the free and compusory education across the state.

The loan would be paid in 30 months with only 15 per cent interest and will be deducted from the local governments’ monthly Federal allocations.

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