Katsina needs N45b to fix primary, secondary education
About N45 billion is needed by Katsina State to fix education at primary and secondary levels, Governor Aminu Masari said.
Speaking at a luncheon organised for the emir of Daura, Masari said with the dwindling resources, collective sacrifice is needed by people of the state to address the situation.
He said fixing primary schools will gulp N 23 billion while secondary schools need N22 billion.
‘‘The state had opportunity to boost education but due to misplaced priorities, nothing was done’’, he said.
He added, ‘‘and this is just in the education sector, others like health also need such funding’’.
The governor lamented that after paying salaries, what is left is about N500 million, which is grossly inadequate to meet huge demands and expectations.
‘‘We have started making efforts; our committees have evolved strategies. We will start by selecting 12 primary schools in each zone for rehabilitation,’’ he said.
In his remarks, the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk said his visit was to reiterate the emirate’s support and cooperation towards moving the state forward.
He called for prayers for the new administration to enable it deliver on its campaign promises.