Gov. Sani Bello calls for collective efforts in developing education sector
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has called for a collective effort towards the development of the educational sector.
Governor Sani Bello made the call during the presentation of educational materials to selected schools across the state donated by the Member representing Chanchaga Federal Constituency, Mohammed Umar Bago at the Government House, Minna.
According to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, the Governor noted that in recent times individuals have ignored contributing their quota to the development of education and charged parents especially, not to ignore their roles in ensuring that their children get a quality education pointing out that good education is not cheap.
“In recent times parents have abandoned their responsibility when it comes to education. Parents must show interest, they must show commitment to the education of their children.
“Education is the responsibility of all. Everyone has to contribute something towards quality education as a good education is not cheap and the government cannot do it alone”, he said.
Governor Sani Bello commended the Legislature for his gesture to the state urging all to emulate him in complimenting government efforts towards providing quality education in the state.
Earlier, the donor, Mohammed Umar Bago disclosed that the gesture was part of his Corporate Social Responsibility and a way of giving back to society.
“Despite the humble beginning we had we all went to public schools and even the state government was giving us scholarships from primary school to university level. So I am one of those that were privileged to have gotten free education from the system and at this level the only thing I can do is to give back to the society what it gave me”, he said.
He also said that 250 best students across the 25 local government areas of the state will be given N100, 000 each as a scholarship adding that he had built some schools across the state.
In her remarks, the Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Hannatu Salihu Jibrin appreciated Umar Bago for his support towards revamping the educational sector in the state.
She assured that the Ministry would ensure that the items donated are evenly distributed and judiciously utilized for the purpose intended.
The items donated are 50,000 books for secondary school students, 50,000 writing materials as well as 50,000 mathematical sets.