Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State on Friday flagged-Off the distribution of ATM cards for conditional cash transfer totalling 917 million naira to 45850 girls under the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE).
The beneficiaries drawn from 19 local governments of the state under the project will be provided with stipends and also benefit from rehabilitation and construction of classrooms for effective teaching and learning.
During the flag off ceremony which held at Government Girls Secondary School Janguza, Tofa local government, Gov Abba Kabir reiterated the commitment of his administration towards improving the education sector saying, ” as promised during the campaigns, we will ensure the implementation of free education with the provision of what is needed to ensure its workability so as for the school-age children to be educated” the Governor reiterated.
On the illegal collection of fees by schools administrators, the Governor warned, “I want to use to use this opportunity to sternly warn schools administrators to stop illegal levies collection as education is free in the state”.
“The state government will not fold it’s arms to watch the continuation of the ugly trend and all concerned parties must take note and comply”, he warned.
Earlier, the project coordinator on AGILE Conditional Cash Transfer in Kano state, Alh Nasiru Abdullahi Kwalli said, the program is a tripartite project between the Federal government, Kano state government and the World bank that was aimed at creating new safe learning spaces and improving existing infrastructure in secondary schools.
He maintained that the project was meant to foster an enabling environment for the girl child.