The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku has reiterated the commitment of his administration to improving Western and religious education in the state.
The governor made the reaffirmed this on Sunday at the Usmanu Dan Fodio Madarasatul Islamiyya Zoromawa graduation ceremony , Tudun Wada area, Birnin Kebbi where 139 students graduated in memorization of the glorious Qur’an .
Bagudu who is the special guest of honor at the event, stressed the valuable importance of seeking for knowledge in all facets of our life while reassuring the students and teachers of Usman Dan Fodio Madarasatul Islamiyya Zoromawa of his administration unwaivering commitment in promoting Islamic and Western education.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the World Bank for coming up with Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Program in order to address out of school children with the support of over seven hundred million dollars.
The governor appealed to Islamiyya schools to partake actively in the program for the improvement of their schools through SUBEB as well as the general public to make concerted effort in supporting educational development in the state.
‘ I call on all and sundry to support the advanvancemet of education in the state. It is a collective responsibility.
” Even though Kebbi is one of the educationally disadvantaged states with high number of out of school children, my Government is consistently determined to change the narrative ‘, he assured.
Bagudu while congratulating the graduands and their teachers for achieving this great feat also expressed delight to be associated with the Walima Graduation Ceremony of the school.
He also hailed the Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) and other distinguished sons of Kebbi for their contribution to the Islammiya school particularly the Minister for what he described as his invaluable gesture to the progress of education and humanity in the state.
Earlier, the Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) also extolled the qualities of governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for his myriad of efforts in the educational development of the state.
He equally thanked Alhaji Faruk Musa Enabo , PA to the governor for his benevolent contribution to the school and other people who donated at the event.
The Minister while congratulating both the students and teachers, admonished people to donate in the name of Allah ” Give in the name of Allah, you will reap multiple reward from Him “, the Minister said.
Features of the Usman Dan Fodio Madarasatul Islamiyya Zoromawa graduation ceremony included recitation of glorious Quran by students , Sermon and donation from notable individuals who attended the event.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu made an undisclosed donation while his Personal Assistant, Alhaji Faruk Musa Enabo promised to pay 2.5 million for the plot of land for the school, donated I million for the reconstruction of some classes razed by fire.
He further pledged to construct additional classrooms, sink a water borehole, as well as donated a vehicle and cash donation of five thausand naira each to the graduating 138 students of the school.
Others who donated to the school included Khadimiyya Foundation, N2.9 million, Alhaji Hussaini Kangiwa, Chairman of the National Commission of People with Disabilities, ,Alhaji Abubakar Nayaya, Chairman Kebbi State Local Government Service Commission, and associates donated Motorcycles to all the teachers in the school, and Dr. Haliru Bala Jikan Daudu, Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission donated the sum of one million naira to the school.
Special Adviser (SA) Media to Kebbi State Governor