Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has paid a scheduled visit to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adosun in her office in Abuja.
During the visit, the governor discussed with the Minister on the issue of the multi-million Dollar balance of refund to the state government of the Paris Club debt repayment during the Obasanjo administration.
This is contained in a release issued by Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, yesterday by Director General, Media and Communications, to the governor.
The governor informed the Minister that the state has so far paid only $40 million, leaving an outstanding balance of $41 million, the release stated.
The Minister, who congratulated the governor for his efforts in looking inwards in the area of internally generated revenue promised to look into the issue.
Similarly, the governor visited the Minster of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, where he said that the administration decided to inaugurate state and local government Education Promotion Committees to provide focus in the delivery of quality education to citizens of the state.
Governor Ganduje explained that the committees centred on rehabilitation of schools, provision of instructional material, ensuring quality assurance for effective teaching and learning, promoting discipline as well as provision of adequate manpower in schools.
“At this material time when human capital asset remains the most important means of generating economic growth and development, we cannot afford to allow our vibrant and future leaders to be an army of uneducated people and a liability to our society”, the governor stressed.
He, therefore, appealed to the Federal government to support his administration to ensure that people of Kano access quality education capable of transforming their lives.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu who told the governor that he was not personally present during the launch of the Kano Education Promotion Committees due to pressing engagements, said the Buhari administration is committed to turning around the fortunes of education in the country.
Describing the Kano education committees as a bold move in that direction, the Minister disclosed that already, some states have indicated interest to establish education committees similar to those of Kano.

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