From Raji Bello, Sokoto
Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has abolished the indigene and non-indigene dichotomy, as way of fostering unity and harmony in the state.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Danladi Bako, in a statement issued in Sokoto, a copy obtained by Peoples Daily.
The statement also stated that the state government, under Wamakko led administration has deleted the nomenclature from the official language and communication in correspondences within the civil service.
He also said in the statement that the State Government commenced free education for all residents of the state in 2007, irrespective of their state of origin.
Bako stressed that the free education policy covered primary and secondary schools and for all residents.
“The trend has led to increase in the number of students from the state in institutions in Nigeria and overseas like Malaysia, United Arab Emirate, England and Sudan.
“His Excellency, Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has been recognised by many local and international organisations for his strides in developing the education sector.
“He (Wamakko) always believes that the fastest and most assured route to a nation’s growth and development is through the provision of quality education from primary to the tertiary level”, the statement said.