Many Nigerians know the governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for being among the state governors who are spearheading the ongoing rice revolution in Nigeria. Few are aware of his giant strides in the education sector.
He has financed without default, payments of all bills for Kebbi State indigenes studying abroad, particularly in Sudan, China, India, Turkey, etc, in key areas of human resources. The state government sustained her financial obligations to the beneficiaries even during the 2017 –2018 economic recession.
It was a period when other states of the federation, including oil-producing states withdrew their financial commitments to students from their states studying abroad. Kebbi State sustained and maintained all the indigenes of the state studying abroad in that critical period.
To improve on the quality and numerical strength of Kebbi indigenes studying Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Medical Laboratory and to alleviate their financial burden as well as give impetus to the desire to go into these fields the governor approved automatic employment for all 400 level students in those fields, in all higher institutions of the country.
They are all placed on salary GL05. This is currently being implemented without default. His administration’s contribution to the Kebbi State School of Nursing remains a watershed in the annals of the school.
Before his administration came into being, there was an embargo placed on the School of Nursing by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria occasioned by the appalling state of infrastructure and dearth of needed manpower in the school. The governor addressed the shortcomings by approving the needed funds to address the needs of the school.
His contributions to education development in Kebbi State are too numerous to contain in this small space, but the good thing is that he has been given a second chance to do more from May 29, 2019.
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