Governor Dikko Umar Radda of Katsina State says he will emulate the commendable efforts of Late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardaunan Sokoto to revamp the crucial field of education in the state.
The Governor stated this at an Annual Lecture in memory of the late Premier of Northern Region Sir Ahmadu Bello organized by Katsina State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists.
The Governor who was represented by the Parmanent Secretary ministry of Information Alhaji Musa Rabi’u Mahuta said the state government has established new schools and a number of old ones were upgraded.
He explained in a bid to improve education, the state government has employed over seven thousand teachers.
The Governor stressed the unwavering commitment of his administration in tackling some pressing issues and working towards reducing the level of our of school children in the state.
The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalist Mr Christ Isiguzo who was represented by the National Vice President Zone A Muhammad Tukur Umar extolled the virtues of Late Sir Ahmadu Bello.
In a welcome address, the state council Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Alhaji Tukur Hassana Dan Ali described Sir Ahmad Bello as the Father of Nigerian Politics whose selfless service to humanity in Northern Nigeria can not be erased.
Alhaji Tukur Dan Ali said the maiden lecture was organized to eulogize Sir Ahmadu Bello’s giant strides in the North.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Occasion and Deputy Chief Staff Katsina State Government House Alhaji Muktar Aliyu Saulawa urged Nigerian politicians to emulate Sir Ahmad Bello for the country to thrive.
In their separate paper presentations, Professor Mansur Usman Malumfashi and Dr Bala Muhammad opined that if insecurity and bad governance will be addressed in the North, the region Will revive and compete favourably in building the Nation’s Growth Domestic Product (GDP).
The lecture has the theme ” The North Should Rise”