FG urged to build schools in Saudi

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili Vice Pres­i­dent Na­madi Sambo

Nige­ri­ans res­i­dent in Saudi Ara­bia have called on the Federal Govern­ment to build pri­mary and sec­ondary schools there.

They made the call in Riyadh yes­ter­day when Vice Pres­i­dent Mo­hammed Na­madi Sambo met with the Nige­rian com­mu­nity in Saudi Ara­bia.

The pres­i­dent of the Nige­rian Pro­fes­sional Work­ers and the chair­man of the Nige­ri­ans Res­i­dent in Saudi Ara­bia, Sham­sudeen Fagbo and Bashir Suleiman re­spec­tively, who made the call, said such schools would cater for Nige­ri­ans in Saudi Ara­bia.

A state­ment by Sambo’s spokesman, Umar Sani, quoted them as not­ing that such ef­forts had been made by Ghana and Mali.

They said Nige­rian cur­ricu­lum must be used when such schools are es­tab­lished and that ex­am­i­na­tion bod­ies in Nigeria should con­duct ex­am­i­na­tions there.

Re­spond­ing, the vice pres­i­dent promised to con­vey their re­quest to the govern­ment, urg­ing them to al­ways be good am­bas­sadors of their coun­try.

He as­sured them of the govern­ment’s readi­ness to part­ner with them in bring­ing de­vel­op­ment to Nigeria.

Sambo was in Saudi Ara­bia as the head of the Federal Govern­ment’s del­e­ga­tion to the award cer­e­mony of Sheikh Ahmed Abubakar Lemu, win­ner of the King Faisal In­ter­na­tional Prize for Ser­vice to Is­lam for the year 2014 held on Sun­day.

Present at the meet­ing in­cluded Niger State Gover­nor Mu’azu Ba­bangida Aliyu, Nige­rian Am­bas­sador to Saudi Ara­bia Abubakar Shehu Bunu and Deputy Chief of Mis­sion Ti­j­jani Ham­man Joda.

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