The Executive Governor of Zamfara state, Hon. Dr. Bello Mohammed Matawallen Maradun has today, Friday secured the approval of the sum of N1 billion from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for improvement of education in the state.
This was made possible when the governor personally led a delegation to the TETFund office and met with the Executive Secretary, Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro in Abuja.
The governor had during the visit expressed his unflinching desire in reorganizing and restructuring the education sector of the state for the attainment of world best practices especially in teaching and learning.
Governor Matawalle who took time to praise the leadership of TETFund under Prof. Bogoro and how the fund has been impacting on the improvement of the standards of tertiary institutions in the country noted that with more support from the fund to the state, the state owned institutions of higher learning will most certainly meet all the necessary standards.
He noted that tetfund provides useful intervention to the progress and development of the Nigerian institutions structurally which is why Zamfara will not want to be left out.
Governor Matawalle said I am asking for the tetfund support to uplift the standard of education through the creation of a conducive learning environment and the provision of befitting structures.
In his response, the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro commended the Governor for the timely visit and assured that his office will provide all the necessary support for the Matawalle-led administration to succeed educationally.
He also formally announced the approval for the release of 1billion Naira under Higher Impact intervention to the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, T/Mafara .
He added that the State University was also enlisted into the tetfund beneficiaries intervention funds.
The Governor was accompanied by the new Vice Chancellor of Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Professor Suleiman Lawal Bilbis,Permanent Secretary office of the Executive Governor, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Principal Private Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Jaafar Maradun, Abuja liaison officer,Lawal Muktar Dan- Sarki and Director General Protocol, Alhaji Kabiru Yusuf.
YUSUF IDRIS GUSAU
Director General Press Affairs, Government House, Gusau