The Commissioner for Special Duties in Kano state, Dr Mukhtar Ishaq Yakasai has restated his commitment to ensuring that the Ganduje-led administration policy on free and compulsory education succeeds.
Yakasai stated this while receiving award of excellence on education from the African Women Congress, Nigerian Zone, in his office.
The Commissioner who expressed delight over the award said that, “the present administration has given education a priority that is why it launches free and compulsory education in the state and school feeding to primary school pupils.”
He noted that, “education being the bedrock of any development, it is compulsory for all and sundry to compliment the present administration efforts in promoting education forward.”
Yakasai recalled that, when he was the Chairman of Kano Municipal Local Government Council, he made a remarkable achievements on education where he awarded scholarships, purchased JAMB forms and secured admissions for local government indigenes.
Speaking during the presentation of the award, the president of the African Women Congress, Nigerian Zone, Mrs. Safiya Musa Riba who was represented by her vice, Mrs. Rukayya Muhammad said that, the award was presented to the Commissioner because of his immense contribution towards moving education forward as well as selfless service he offered to the humanity.
Also speaking, the Zonal Coordinator of the congress, Mrs Hindatu Magaji, said that “the association was established in 1993 with aims of creating self reliance among the teeming youths especially women and children as well as sponsoring education to less privileged.”