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Emir Sanusi lauds Gov. Yusuf for prioritising pensioners, girl-child education

The Emir urged elected leaders to fulfill their responsibilities by implementing developmental projects for the well-being of their people. He assured his commitment to working with state commissioners and assured that his doors are always open for advice or consultation.

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Emir Sanusi lauds Gov. Yusuf for prioritising pensioners, girl-child education

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi ll, has commended Governor Kabir Yusuf for untiring efforts towards making pensioners, girl-child education a priority.

The Emir said the present administration paid attention to pensioners who had previously been thrown into unnecessary hardship and poverty due to unpaid pensions and gratuities.

He also emphasised that, “The differences between paying attention and not paying attention is sometimes the difference between life and death for the pensioner or his family. Some of them have died.

“We must always remember that we are all accountable to God Almighty for not fulfilling our obligations to those who served the state for 35 years.

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The Emir praised Governor Yusuf for the recent disbursement of six billion naira in gratuity and death benefit payments to pensioners and the additional release of five billion naira earmarked for continued payments, alleviating the financial burdens on retired workers.

He said the payment of N11 billion is certainly commendable, praising the efforts being made by the Governor in improving girl child education in the state.

The Emir, who was speaking during a courtesy call by the Kano State Commissioner of Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, at the Emir’s Palace, noted that Governor Yusuf had recorded tremendous achievements in girl child education by providing shuttle buses, teaching and learning materials.

He emphasised that the girl child education addresses issues such as child marriage, antenatal care, malnutrition and poverty, which need to be solved.

He urged the private sector to complement the state government’s efforts in building schools, provision of transportation for students and in the school feeding programmes.

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Furthermore, Emir Sanusi discussed the critical issue of child nutrition, highlighting its importance for brain development and effective learning.

He cited alarming statistics from 2017, indicating that about 50 percent of children in Kano were malnourished, leading to weakened immune systems which hampered their growth. He praised the state government for initiating the rehabilitation of nutrition centres and pledged his support in overcoming malnutrition in the state.

The Emir urged elected leaders to fulfill their responsibilities by implementing developmental projects for the well-being of their people. He assured his commitment to working with state commissioners and assured that his doors are always open for advice or consultation.

He expressed confidence that the people of Kano, with their history, resilience, and attitude, can overcome their challenges and prayed to Allah to give them vision, strength, and courage to address issues of pandemic poverty, malnutrition, out-of-school children, and illiteracy.

Speaking earlier, the Commissioner of Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, highlighted some of the achievements of the present administration, especially in education, health, and the payment of retirement benefits.

He said the courtesy visit served as a platform for reaffirming the collaborative efforts between traditional leaders and the government to address key issues affecting the well-being of the people of Kano State.

During the visit, the Commissioner was accompanied by the State Commissioner of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Alhaji Muhammad Tajuddeen Othman; management staff of the ministry, and all heads of agencies under the Ministry of Information.

Proofreading, editing by Gift Luckson and Hafsat Aleeyu Muye, Journalist and Editor at Neptune Prime.

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