- Governor Yahaya Bello says his Administration is increasing budgetary allocation to the education sector in the 2022 fiscal year
- Following this move, Bello has frowned against children of school age who are found hawking or roaming the streets during school hours
- Meanwhile, the governor had in 2021 fiscal year, gave 20 percent budgetary allocation to education sector
Bello said this while reiterating his commitment to drastically reduce the number of Out-of-School children in the state noted any such pupil will be arrested, PM News reports.
The governor gave the assurance at the inauguration of the National Identification and Enrolment Drive and Campaign on Out-of-School Children, by the Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), in Lokoja.
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Represented by the state’s commissioner for education, science and technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, the governor stressed that he had taken education as the number one priority in the thematic areas of focus under his New Direction Administration.
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According to him, the government sees education as the only channel through which we can emancipate our people on a sustainable basis.
He reassured of his determination not to spare a kobo to make sure that education was revamped in Kogi.
Kogi governor assures Nigerians he will run for presidency in 2023
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Bello had earlier declared that he may run for president on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2023.
In making moves to achieve this aim, Bello recently assured various stakeholders in Kebbi and Sokoto state that he will not disappoint them.
The governor also revealed that there are some elements in the country who are bent on bringing down the Buhari-Osinbajo led administration.
2023: Yoruba group recommends Yahaya Bello for presidency, highlights how he can fix Nigeria
In another news, the plot for the 2023 presidential election thickens, a Yoruba group has recommended that the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, run for the presidency.
The group, Congress of Yoruba Youth (CYY) said the governor is the perfect person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
In a statement signed by its president, Aare Ibinkunle, and seen by Legit.ng, CYY said it has become clear to the youths from the southwest region of the country that Governor Bello has the capacity to end banditry, insurgency and other criminal activities bedeviling the nation.