Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo has disclosed that the Federal Government has, so far, spent over N34 billion to provide various developmental programmes and projects on tertiary institutions in Kano State.
The vice president disclosed this via a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Umar Sani during an interactive session with members of the Bayero University Kano, BUK, community, when he visited to commission and lay the foundation for various projects.
He however, said that the money was spent through intervention programmes under the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, adding that this was because the government was conscious of the fact that education was the bedrock for any meaningful development in the society.
According to him, President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration’s Transformation Agenda, had impacted positively on the education sector in the country, and in Kano State in particular.
The Vice President said that within a ‘’ period 2010 to 2014 the total amount expended by TETFUND for both infrastructural and academic training in Kano State tertiary institutions is N34.109 billion,’’ out of the “total of N644 billion invested by TETFUND across the country within the period.”
Sambo, further said that the intervention affected both federal and state government owned institutions in the state, including BUK, Federal College of Education Kano, Police Academy, Wudil, Federal College of Education Technology, Bichi, Kano State University of Technology, North West University and Kano State Polytechnic, as well as Sa’adatu Rimi College of Eduction.