Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Wednesday, May 29, declared free primary and secondary education for school age children in the state.
He made the declaration in his acceptance speech, shortly after being sworn in as Kano state governor for second term in Kano.
The governor promised free and compulsory basic education for all school-age 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.
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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, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.
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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.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, was absent at the inauguration ceremony of Governor Ganduje for the second term in office.
The absence of the Emir of Kano was reportedly due to security reasons in the state.
All the four newly sworn-in Emirs, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar II of Rano Emirate, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero of Bichi Emirate, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdilkadir of Gaya Emirate and Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar of Karaye Emirate, all of whom were adorned in their royal regalia, alongside their Dogarai (Palace guards) were present.
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