A Coalition of Stakeholders on Education in Kano on Wednesday declared it’s support for the ongoing demolition of Illegal structures on Public Land by the Kano state government.
The group, during a soliderity conference to Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf stated that the support became pertinent in order to
A Press Conference Organized by Coalition of Stakeholders on Education in Kano State
21st June, 2023.
His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State and his team, I greet you!
The great people of Kano, I greet you!
Members of the press
Assalamu’alaykum warahmatullahi ta’ala wa baratuhu!
This press conference became timely in order to change the negative narratives enemies of
progress are planting on people’s minds about the ongoing removal of private structures
erected on public school lands by His Excellency.
This press conference is also called to ginger public support and to reiterate our 100%
support for the action taken so far by His Excellency.
Of course, we acknowledge that changes for societal benefits will be fiercely resisted by a
few reactionary and retrogressive forces that have perpetually kept the teeming masses of our
good state in perpetual ignorance and abject penury.
This brings to fore the famous quote by Nelson Mandel “education is the most powerful
weapon one can use to change the world”.
These anti progressive forces have taken their game a notch higher by carving out lands that
belong to public schools and converting them to residential buildings, plazas, corner shops,
event centers, etc. If this ugly scenario is allowed to persist, the future looks very bleak for
the downtrodden whose children attend public schools.
At this juncture, I will like to draw our attention to the much discussed private structure
erected in Kano Poly, with the owner claiming to have spent over 800million to build.
The children of individuals with the financial wherewithal to build edifice worth N800 million
will most certainly, not attend any public school in Kano and Nigeria at large. But here he is
occupying public school land with passion and caring less about the effect of his action on
Juxtaposing Mandela’s analogy as “the most powerful weapon to change the world”, their
logic here is ‘usurp public school lands, prevent the masses from acquiring this powerful
weapon (education)’. By so doing, the positive change education brings is forever lost by the
masses as education is about equality and ability.