A group under the name of Kauru-Lere Community Development Association has appealed to Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai to speedup action in the establishment of the campuses of tertiary institutions in Lere and Kauru local government areas.
The group made the appeal at a media briefing held in Kaduna on Wednesday evening.
“This courageous and encouraging decision taken by the administration of His Excellency, the executive Governor of Kaduna State on the creation of Kaduna State university campuses at Lere and Kauru did not only gladdened the minds of the people in these areas but is a welcome and timely development to the people of these two local government areas.
“Indeed we love and cherish the goodwill of His Excellency and promise to remain loyal and supportive to the administration for its laudable projects that has direct bearing in the lives of our people,” President, National Kauru- Lere Development Association. Professor Yohanna Tela said.
In the text of the briefing, titled, ‘Establishment of Kaduna State University Campuses at Kauru and Lere Local Government Areas’ he described education as crucial in equipping people with the right skills to find fulfilling work and become independent engaged citizens.
“It drives innovative, economic growth and competitiveness. But Education can only play its part if it delivers good results within the reach of all.
“Kaduna State government has made tremendous progress in the revitalization of the state educational sector ranging from the establishment of more educational institutions, revitalization of deteriorating educational infrastructures, recruitment and improving the quality and wellbeing of teachers and much more,” he said.
Speaking further, he pointed out that discrepancies still exist in the distribution of educational institutions between local government areas of the state particularly the tertiary institutions.
“These discrepancies is of no doubt the bases for a multi-campus structure of Kaduna state university recently disclosed by His Excellency the executive Governor of Kaduna State Malam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai in some of his speeches during some important occasions to include the recent Kaduna state university combined 3rd convocation ceremony held on Saturday 8th December, 2018,” he stressed.
The group however, commended Governor el-Rufai for his efforts, assuring the administration of their support.
“By this press release, the National Kauru-Lere Community Development Association wishes to reaffirm its total support and commitments in the pursuit and realization of government policies,” they said.
The group commended the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in Kauru and Lere local government areas and called on all inhabitants to remain law abiding and peaceful citizens for the actualization of more of these developmental policies.
“We wish His Excellency long live, prosperity and more of this wisdom to move the state forward to a greater height.
“To this end, the Executives of the National Kauru-Lere Development Association by this press release wish to convey to His Excellency the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai.
“The Kaduna State House of Assembly, and the world that our people will continue to press this very crucial and sensitive matter until it’s final consummation.
“Our people have been neglected for many years and we feel there is no any better time than now for these two Local Government Areas to be allowed to accommodate Campuses of Higher Educational Institution, particularly as we are known to be the food baskets of this state in particular, and the country in general,” they appealed.