In 2016, education got N34.5 billion, which is 29 per cent of the entire Sokoto State budget – the highest budgetary allocation. This was repeated in 2017 with even a higher margin, with N38.4 billion allocation, representing 27.3 per cent of the total budget outlay.
Spokesman to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Imam Imam, said that the money is part of the State’s counterpart fund in a N2 billion intervention fund to be floated in collaboration with the Bank of Industries, BOI.
The agreement is meant to accelerate the realization of the right of all children and women to survival, development, protection and participation.
Commissioner for rural development in the State, Abdullahi Maigwandu told newsmen that a total of 172 transformers of various capacities were recently distributed to different communities across the 23 local government areas of the state.
The Sokoto State government has said that at least 20,000 people will be directly employed when its 15,000-metric tonnes organic fertilizer plant begins full production in December.
Most shops in the market have been under lock and keys in the last four months, in compliance to the Nigeria Army authority, banning sales and consumption of illicit drugs and substances at the market.
Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, conveyed the President’s message when he paid a condolence visit to areas affected by the outbreak in Danchadi village and surrounding areas in Bodinga local government area of the state.
Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has said that the Police force will recruit at least 10,000 personnel every year to boost its operations.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said that the reason his administration is building new schools across the state is in order to accommodate about 1.2 million new students that are expected to be admitted through the State’s school enrollment drive.
The Sokoto State government said it will conduct proficiency test for all teachers working in public schools in the state.