The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II, has commended Kano State Governor Umaru Ganduje on his new Free and Compulsory Education policy and urged other states to emulate him in what is a twist of political events.
Congratulating the governor for the initiative, the monarch described it as “greatest moves for serving humanity and I believe that this is genuinely initiated because of the zeal to serve Kano people and humanity in general.”
He made the commendation when the governor received, in his office, a delegation from the Zenith Bank led by the Regional Head, North West, Dr Sani Yahaya.
Emir Sanusi noted that “This is exactly what this country needs. We need to place greater interest and commitment towards achieving that. Because education is the bedrock of any society.”
He said that what the governor is doing “…is exemplary, genuine and in the interest of our societal development. Other states should copy from His Excellency’s exemplary leadership.”
According to him, it is extremely important for all and sundry to put heads together and contribute their quota towards achieving sustainable development in the education sector, which would translate into the overall development of the state and the country as a whole.
Corroborating governor Ganduje’s position that government and all other stakeholders should put heads together to see that population doesn’t become a liability but an asset, Emir Sanusi said, “As rightly being pointed out by His Excellency, the Governor, our population should change from being a liability to an asset.”
The governor had earlier while responding to the delegation insisted that there was no shortcut to quality education, “…hence the need to put all hands on deck. As education is necessary, we must do our best to improve it,” he said.