From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Wife of the Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Ummi Ahmad El-Rufai has advocated public/private partnership towards the promotion of quality education in the state.
Hajiya Ummi Ahmad El-Rufai stated this yesterday while celebrating this year’s children day at LGEA Primary school Maraban-jos in Igabi local government area of the state.
She said the state government’s quest to continue to partner individuals and groups with a view to guaranteeing human capacity development through massive investment in children education.
Hajiya Ummi Ahmad El-rufai
who took time to interact with pupils of the public primary school also expressed delight over massive investment being carried out by a philanthropist, for the benefit of children of the poor.
Speaking earlier, the donor of the public primary school at maraban-jos and owner of the fifth chukker, Adamu Attah said he embarked on the project with a view to giving back to the society in line with his organization’s corporate social responsibility.
Adamu Attah explained that in the last ten years, maraban – JOS with a dense population had no structures to accommodate pupils of nursery and primary school, a situation that motivated him to partner UNICEF and other corporate organization and individuals towards the construction of one hundred and twenty blocks of class rooms in the area.
According to him,at present sixty blocks of class rooms have been constructed which accommodate twelve thousand pupils of nursery and primary levels.
Alhaji Attah further expressed his determination to continue to partner the Kaduna state government towards uplifting the standard of education, especially among children of the poor and the less privileged.
In a remark, the village Head of maraban-jos, Alhaji Ibrahim Sidi described Adamu Attah as a true Nigerian whose love for societal development must be encouraged and emulated by other wealthy individuals.
According to the village head, the children of the poor in Maraban-Jos can now read, write and speak English through the contributions of Alh Adamu Attah.