Moved by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje's policy of free and compulsory primary and secondary education in Kano state, the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, urges other states across the country to copy Kano for humanity sake and posterity purposes.
He congratulates the governor for the initiative, describing it as "...greatest benefit for serving humanity. I believe that, this is genuinely initiated because of the zeal to serve Kano people and humanity in general."
He made the commendation when the governor received, in his office, delegation from the Zenith Bank, that was led by the Regional Head North West, Dr Sani Yahaya, representing the Managing Director, who congratulated the governor for winning his case at the Election Tribunal and promised to partner with Kano in the implementation of free and compulsory education.
Emir Sanusi maintains that, "This is exactly what this country needs. We need to place greater interest and commitment towards achieving that. Because education is the bedrock of any society."
What governor is doing, according to him "...is exemplary, genuine and done in the interest of our societal development. Which other states should copy from His Excellency's exemplary leadership."
Adding that, it is extremely important for all and sundry to put heads together and contribute their part towards achieving sustainable genuine development in the education sector, which would translate into overall development of the state and the country as a whole.
Corroborating governor Ganduje's position that, government and all other stakeholders should put heads together to see that population doesn't become a liability but an asset, Emir Sanusi backs the position, saying "As rightly being pointed out by His Excellency, the Governor, our population should change from being a liability to an asset."
Earlier, while responding to the delegation from Zenith Bank, the governor insisted that there was no shortcut to quality education, "...hence the need to put all hands on deck. As education is necessary, we must do our best to improve it," he says.
The representative of the MD Zenith Bank, Yahaya after extending the congratulatory message to the governor, he said "Zenith Bank is solidly behind His Excellency's free and compulsory primary secondary education policy."
"So also the integration of Almajiri system in the state is a welcome development and it is indeed a legacy to be reckoned with. We are proud of you Sir," he reveals.
He said that the bank would always be ready to partner with the state in the development of education sector, revealing that, "These are some books to be used in the state primary and secondary schools."