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Complete Kebbi Smart School Project, Gov Idris Begs FG

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Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, has appealed to the Federal Government to direct the contractor handling the construction of a Smart Secondary School in the state to resume work and ensure project completion.

The Governor made the plea on Sunday while on an inspection tour of some ongoing projects in the state.

He said, “Let me use this opportunity to advised the Federal Government to direct the contractor handling the work to either resume to the site or face necessary action against him.

“I also commend the Federal Government for choosing Kebbi State for the contract, the project is another way of promoting the education system” he added.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the inspection, the Hon. Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Tanko-Sununu assured the governor that the present administration under the able leadership of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu was working hard to ensure that the contractor resumed work and completed the project.

Tanko-Sununu, who expressed dismay over the level of work, recalled that the immediate past administration of President Muhammadu Buhari awarded the project last year.

He assured that the present administration under the watch of President Bola Tinubu was working hard to ensure completion of the school.

The minister said the projects were part of the federal government’s intervention through the Universal Basic Education Programme, adding that all the 36 states across the federation benefited from it.

Of the total projects, 34 states had already taken delivery of theirs, except Kebbi and Bayelsa States.

“Let me use this medium to assure His Excellency that I will do everything possible to bring back the contractor to the site and ensure completion of the the work alongside other federal government ongoing projects in the state,” he concluded.

Those in attendance are the Secretary to the Kebbi State Government, Alhaji Yakubu Bala-Tafida; Minister for State for Education, Dr Yusuf Tanko-Sununu; Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba-Bena; Rector, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Dr Usman Tunga; Commissioner for Information and Culture, Alhaji Yakubu Ahmed and Special Adviser on Pilgrims, Alhaji Zayyanu Sanka.

Governor Idris flagged off the construction and upgrade of 120 secondary schools across the state valued at N8.9bn in December last year. (https://punchng.com/kebbi-votes-n8-9bn-to-construct-120-schools/)

Speaking during the groundbreaking at Bubuche in Arugungu Local Government Area, the governor said the gesture was meant to reposition the education sector in the state.

He explained that the programme, which was under the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment in collaboration with the World Bank and Dominat Engineering Limited aimed at promoting the education sector by providing a conducive learning environment for children.


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