Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, of Kano state, has signed a cooperation agreement with the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Jacques Champgne de Labriolle on the promotion of French language in Kano state.
A statement issued yesterday by the Director of Press and Public Relations to the governor, Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, indicated that the governor signed the agreement on behalf of Kano state government at the Kano Governor’s Lodge, yesterday, in Abuja.
He said his government will continue to open windows of opportunity for its people especially considering the population of the state.
The governor said the state government is consciously promoting French language to students, because Nigeria is surrounded by French speaking countries.
He revealed that presently, the state has, in conjunction with the government of Republic of Niger, opened a boys’ secondary school in Niamey, while, according to him, plans have reached an advanced stage to open a similar one for girls in Zinder, in order to give the girl-child equal opportunity.
Speaking earlier, the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Jacques Champgne de Labriolle, who signed on behalf of his country, said the agreement will go a long way in enhancing the relationship between his country and Nigeria, particularly with Kano state.