Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has said about N600 billion was squandered by 34 local government councils in the state under eight years of PDP administration.
Masari who made the revelation while receiving Senior Staff Association of Umaru Musa University yesterday, said the money was allocation from federation account and internally generated revenue.
He said funds allocated to the local government to the local government within the period was not properly utilised to improve the welfare of the people, especially those residing at rural areas.
Masari said the councils neglected primary education sector and used the funds allocated to the sector for other purposes.
He said due to the neglect of the sector within the last eight years, primary schools in the state are now in shambles.
According to him, out of 2,200 primary schools in the state, only 147 schools are conducive for teaching and learning.
Masari said his administration had set up a committee to look into problem facing education, and government is working to resolve the lost glory of education in the state.
The governor pledged to assist the association to achieve its objectives.
Earlier, chairman of the association, Engr Salihu Hassan called on the state government to assist the association for the take off of its proposed housing estate.
Comrade Hassan said the housing estate was part of effort to provide houses to senior lecturers working with the university.