Wednesday, December 9, 2015 11:34 pm
Sokoto State Government has declared a state of emergency in its education sector to enable it to provide basic learning materials in all public schools across the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Umaru Nagwari, said this while addressing newsmen after the state’s weekly Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
“The state government will not tolerate the era where pupils receive lessons on bare floor. Drastic measures will be introduced to provide all that is required to enhance learning culture in the state. Teachers will be retained to enable them to acquire more knowledge to impact on the children.
The state government will be spending N1.2 billion on the procurement of assorted fertilisers for farmers.
“The products will be sold at 50 per cent subsidised rates as part of the government’s commitment to enhance food security in the state.
He explained that government would continue to accord priority attention to the provision of basic health facilities across the health institutions.
Nagwari said government also boosted community health services where royal fathers and individuals at community level would be involved in the campaign to key in to its health programmes and policies.
He said that active involvement of traditional rulers would enable residents to report any outbreak of epidemic for necessary action.