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Sha’aban awards N57m scholarship, empowers women

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Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

 

 

 

The Executive Secretary Almajirai and Out of School Children Commission, Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada, has sponsored 32 Students evacuated from Sudan continue their educational pursuits AlKalam University, Katsina.

KANO FOCUS reports that Sharada announced donation of 50 million Naira to benefitting students from Kano municipal council who were initially studying in Sudan and have to transfer due to crisis.

The outgoing member of the House of Representatives from Kano’s municipal Federal Constituency and the current Executive Secretary of the Almajirai and Out-of-School Children Commission of Nigeria, announced significant educational initiatives, as he assumed office.

As part of the new initiative, the Secretary said, he has role out a total of 32 scholarships to Students worth over 7 million Naira to pursue their education at the Open University.

Sha’aban made the Donation, Sunday, in Kano, during the release of the Scholarship donation program, an event which was attended by representatives from various organizations, including Smedan (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria), ICPC (Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission), and the National Boundary Commission.

Sha’aban noted with admiration that the presence of corporate bodies at the event highlighted the collaborative efforts and commitment to empowerment and sustainability.

He emphasized his dedication to the commission’s mission and assured attendees that his appointment will make a significant impact.

He further pledged to continue supporting educational initiatives, stating that the trend of providing scholarships and grants would continue in collaboration with his successor, Engineer Sagir Koki.

As part of the event, cash grants were also distributed to various categories. The heads of political parties, particularly those affiliated with the APC, were each awarded 100,000 Naira.

While the second category received 50,000 Naira each, while the third category was granted 30,000 Naira each. The total cash grant beneficiaries numbered over 1,300 individuals.

Gwani Yahuza Gwani Danzarga expressed gratitude on behalf of the community for having Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada as the Executive Secretary of the Almajirai and Out-of-School Children Commission.

He emphasized that Sharada’s appointment was well-deserved and expressed confidence in his ability to make a positive impact on the commission’s objectives.

Benga from SMEDAN acknowledged the grants and scholarships offered by the Sharada Elders, recognizing the significance of the financial support in promoting entrepreneurship and economic development among the youth.

The cash grants were distributed in batches, reflecting the commitment to fair and equitable allocation of resources.

The event concluded with the presentation of a 50 million Naira check to Alqalam University and a 7 million Naira check to the Open University, symbolizing the commitment to investing in education and fostering a brighter future for the youth.

The initiatives undertaken by the Sharada Elders and the support provided to students and entrepreneurs demonstrate a concerted effort towards sustainable development and empowerment. With their dedication to education and economic opportunities, the Sharada Elders are setting an example for other communities to follow in their quest for progress and prosperity

In a bid to promote sustainability and empower the youth, the Sharada Elders, led by Head Sani A Sani, said Honourable Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada has initiated several programmes aimed at supporting education and entrepreneurship.

The efforts were inaugurated amidst celebrations after their recent election victory, with a strong emphasis on competence and consistency among the youth.

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Gov. Yusuf Flag off Distribution of Over N1 billion Worth Free Fertilizers to Smallholder Farmers in Kano

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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf Thursday unveiled distribution of free fertilizers worth over one billion naira to smallholder farmers including females and People with Disabilities in the state.

A statement by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the Spokesperson to the Governor, said the initiative was in fulfillment of Governor Yusuf’s campaign promise to improve livelihood through investment on Agribusiness.

Governor Yusuf had during his campaign activities towards 2023 elections promised to champion Agricultural transformation through provision of quality and affordable Agricultural inputs as contained in his 70 page blueprint presented to the good people of Kano tittled “My Commitment for Kano”

Besides, the Dawakin-Tofa revealed the over a billion naira worth NPK fertilizers that was distributed to 52,800 smallholder farmers across the 44 Local Government areas were produced by the state owned Kano Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO).

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf while flagging off the agric input disbursement explained the intention was to reduce cost of production and boost food security.

The state executive council had also approved the procurement of over five billion naira worth fertilizers that will soon be made available to Kano farmers at subsedised rate.

The Governor stressed that farmers already battling with high cost of inputs and labour occasioned by economic reality, now have cause to redouble energy to multiple their produces.

He emphasised on the government readiness to sustain food production through regular supply of fertilizer production by the state owned company (KASCO). Governor Yusuf said KASCO and other state manufacturering centres are being strengthening to revertilise revenue flow and sustain the economy of the economy of the state.

The beneficiaries which include women farmers and people living with disabilities are expected to recieve 25kg of NPK fertilizer to support thier farming activities and eventually boost the yeild of thier crops and improve livelihood of the people.

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Agriculture: Gov. Yusuf issues stern warning against diversion of fertilizer distributed to Kano farmers..

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… As Emir Sanusi harps on fairness in sharing

The Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has issued a stern warning to officials of the state against the diversion of fertilizer distributed to 52,800 farmers across the 44 Local Government Areas.

This was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Thursday.

The governor’s warning was made during the flag-off of the distribution of free fertilizer to farmers across the 44 local governments, held at the Open Arena, Government House, Kano.

The Governor mandated the Kano Project Protection Association (Kano-PRO-PA) to ensure adherence to the distribution guidelines intended for smallholder farmers.

“Any government official found diverting this fertilizer will be dealt with severely.

“We will not tolerate corruption. This gesture is meant for real farmers,” the Governor warned.

In his remark the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, emphasized the importance of fairness in the distribution exercise to achieve the set goals and objectives.

He noted that the gesture was timely, as the Emirate has received reports from District Heads about the high price of fertilizer impeding farming during the 2024 rainy season, potentially causing food shortages.

Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II added that ensuring the fertilizer reaches the intended beneficiaries and providing the necessary farm inputs will significantly assist in achieving a bumper harvest.

He urged farmers to judiciously utilize the given resources.

The Emir also called on well-to-do individuals, philanthropists, and those capable in society to empower farmers with inputs and aid the needy during these trying times.

He commended the Kano State Government under the leadership of Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf for initiating people-oriented projects aimed at uplifting the standard of living of Kano’s populace.

Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II prayed for peace, unity, stability, prosperity, and economic development in the state and beyond.

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Gov. Yusuf reinstates Emir of Gaya, appoints two others for Rano, Karaye emirates

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Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has approved the appointment of three second class Emirs of Rano, Gaya and Karaye Emirates.

 

KANO FOCUS reports that the new emirs are to serve as second class answerable to Kano emirate.

 

According to a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the Spokesperson to the Governor and made available to journalists in Kano the newly appointed Emirs are: Alhaji Muhammad Mahraz Karaye, as Emir of Karaye (who until his appointment was the District Head of Rogo); Alhaji Muhammad Isa Umar, as Emir of Rano (who until his appointment, was the District Head of Bunkure) and Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya, as Emir of Gaya (who was the emir of the defunct Gaya emirate).

 

While congratulating the newly appointed Emirs, Governor Abba K. Yusuf enjoined them to be custodians of culture, peace and unity of the people in thier respective emirates.

 

You may recall that the Governor had on Tuesday the 16th of July, 2024 signed into law three second class emirates in the state with Rano covering only Rano, Kibiya and Bunkure Local Government areas. Gaya covering only Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu Local Government areas. Karaye covers only Karaye and Rogo Local Government areas.

 

The appointments are with immediate effect.

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