Florence Ebebe, News Editor
All children within school age in Kano State will now enjoy free primary and secondary education, the state’s governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has declared.
Ganduje made the declaration in his acceptance speech, shortly after being sworn in as Kano State Governor for second term in Kano on Wednesday.
He promised free and compulsory basic education for all schoolage children in Kano.
According to him, tertiary education for Kano indigenes will also be subsidised, as government consolidates on the achievements so far recorded in healthcare delivery.
Ganduje said he would establish new company known as “Kano State Small Town Water Supply Agency” to carter for the water needs of communities in rural areas.
He also promised to boost agriculture and reiterated his administration’s policy of zero tolerance to corruption.
The governor was sworn in by the Chief Judge of Kano State, Justice Nuradeen Sagir Umar, alongside his Deputy, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.
The inauguration was witnessed by prominent personalities, including National Assembly members-elect from the state, top government officials, as well as traditional rulers and members of the business community.