By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
Governor, Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State, has said that education should be given top priority in building a prosperous and sustainable society.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Suleiman Bala Idris, said he expressed this while briefing journalists during the 43rd Convocation of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
He said the university has made significant philanthropic contributions to the society, reveaing that Governor Lawal is an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University.
According to him, Zamfara State governor has contributed to various learning institutions within and outside the state due to his passion for education development.
Governor Dauda Lawal attended the 43rd convocation ceremony of his alma mater, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
“Since his days in the banking sector, he has been passionate about education development and has always considered giving back to society.
The governor has constructed a three-story building comprising lecture halls and offices, he also donated a new Coaster bus to the Department of Political Science, where he graduated.”
The governor declared a state of emergency on education in Zamfara State last year with the aim of boosting the education in the state.
In line with the administration’s concern to boost education, he has commenced the construction and renovation of 245 schools across the 14 local government areas of provision of two-seater desks for pupils and students, totalling 9,542 across schools in the 14 local government areas equipping the constructed and renovated 245 schools with 619 tables and 926 chairs for teachers.