In Kebbi, Gov Bagudu Approves N1.24Bn FG/UBE Counterpart Fund

From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has approved the release N1,204,452,363.76 to the Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to enable it to access the FGN/UBE Matching Grant for the year 2023.

According to a press statement made available to newsmen on Friday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Malam Yahaya Sarki,  quoted the Chairman of SUBEB, Prof. Sulaiman Khalid Jega, as saying that the amount will make the additional sum of N2,408,904,707.52 available for infrastructural development in the basic education subsector.

According to him the fund is for the construction of additional classrooms and renovation of dilapidated physical structures in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools in the State.

Prof. Khalid added that the fund would also be used to provide additional school furniture, perimeter fencing of schools, water and sanitation facilities such as boreholes and hand pumps.

Others are, Sports facilities, agricultural education as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in all the schools under the board.

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