KWANKWASO COMMISSIONS KANO-BORNO BOARDING PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Borno Orphans Model Boarding Primary School has been commissioned in Kano city.
The government of Kano state, under its Special Intervention Programme, constructed the school for the orphaned children affected by the insurgency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
Speaking during the occasion, Mr. Kwankwaso revealed that as a brothers’ keeper, his administration was moved by the condition of internally displaced children leading it to design the school to accommodate 100 pupils from Borno state.
“The special intervention programme is aimed at taking up full responsibilities of 100 children, who are between the ages of 5-6 whose parents are either dead, displaced or lost as a result of the insurgency,’ the governor said.
He explained that under the boarding school arrangement, “the state government will take care of the children’s education, training, upbringing, feeding, clothing, security, health care and accommodation”.
He also said that the government would continue to look after the children until they complete their basic education, the security situation in the states affected by the insurgency improves and when it is safe for them to return home.
Governor Kwankwaso implored the Federal and state governments and other well-meaning individuals and groups to come to the aid of the orphans to make their lives more meaningful.
In her remarks, the Borno Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Fanta Babab Shehu, thanked the state governor for the project .
“The gesture is timely because the state was critically hit by the five- year old insurgency in the area,” she said.
Shehu who charged the children to make good use of the opportunity expressed the hope that the relationship existing between the two states would be sustained.
Others who spoke during the occasion included the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, represented by Dangoribar Kano, Ado Kura, the state ESSPIN Coordinator, ‘Yardada Maikano and the representative of NEMA, Musa Ilallah, who stressed the need for concerted efforts to protect and educate children from insurgency in affected states.