- Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has commended the social investment programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari
- The monarch made the commendation on Thursday, January 31, when he played host to the president
- Sanusi says 5000 naira payment to the poor should be expanded to capture at least 20 million Nigerians
The social investment programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, January 31, were lauded by the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
Sanusi, who said the programmes should be expanded, said the money budgeted for the programme is not enough compared to the money the government has expended on fuel subsidy, Leadership reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the emir made the commendation on Thursday, January 31 when he received President Muhammadu Buhari in his palace in Kano state.
According to him, the 5000 naira payment to the poor should be expanded to capture at least 20 million Nigerians.
Emir Sanusi also said the school feeding programme should be encouraged and expanded to accommodate more students and schools.
He called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the forthcoming 2019 general elections peacefully, saying the results should reflect the will of the people .
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, urged Nigerians to refrain from electing politicians without education into public offices.
The monarch gave the advice on Saturday, October 27, 2018, when he spoke at the 6th convocation ceremony of Nile University of Nigeria in Abuja.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor said people without education fail to provide education after assuming office.
He said: “We have to take an interest in the quality of our leaders and representatives in the level of education. If you look around this country at many levels of leadership, we have elected and we have chosen to elect people who do not have an education. And because they are not educated, they cannot give an education.
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“We need to lay more emphasis on the quality of people we elect to executive and legislative offices and we need to make sure that those to whom we entrust policy are themselves educated and know the value of education.”
Sanusi advised the federal government to prioritise education by using the trillions of naira it was spending on subsidising petroleum products in educating the young ones in the country.
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