Nigeria

Aminu Masari approve N100 million for 578 AGILE project

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has warned the state judges and members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) against granting bail to arrested bandits, rapists and other criminals in the state.

Katsina Governor Aminu Bello Masari has approved the disbursement of 50 per cent of the N100m budgeted for the Adolescent Girls’ Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) school Project for their improvement plans to develop the priority in ensuring they implement the activities.

The State Coordinator of the AGILE Project, Alhaji Shehu Mustapha, made this during the celebration of the International Day of the African Child.

He told newsmen the State Government has already appropriated N100 million for the project in the budget for the implementation of some activities and so far N35m has been released for the project

He said: ’’We were given all kinds of assistance through the ministry whenever we put down our requests to the Education Commissioner, through the Permanent Secretary.

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‘’All the other stakeholders and individuals actors also gave us the necessary support needed.

‘’By design, the project is going to last four years, so June 2023 will usher in the end of the first year of the project. All schools in the state have the chance of being selected’’.

‘’We have invited 100 students; 50 boys and 50 girls and built their capacity on better services on education for all, including support from government, to be good leaders within the school, stop deviant behavior in school among others.”

The Coordinator further called on the communities to support the state government in ensuring the provision of access to quality education for all, adding that government cannot do it alone education is for all.

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He also appealed to wealthy individuals, civil society organization, philanthropists and other community members to support the project to ensure capacity building of the adolescent girls.

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