By Sabiu Abdullahi
The Kano State Government has launched an innovative initiative to empower 45,000 girls through a groundbreaking N20,000 stipend programme.
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf unveiled this initiative during a speech at Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary celebration held at the prestigious Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
Governor Yusuf stated, “To support the girl-child education and encourage parents to send their daughters to school, we are issuing a stipend of 20,000 Naira to over 45,000 girl-child as a pilot scheme to support them to continue schooling.
“We are also re-introducing the girl child school buses to transport them to and from schools.”
This initiative represents a significant leap towards achieving gender equality in education within the state.
By providing financial assistance directly to families, the government aims to remove economic hurdles that often prevent girls from attending school.
The stipend not only promotes education but also empowers young girls to dream big and aspire for a better future.
Furthermore, Governor Yusuf reiterated his administration’s commitment to nurturing academic excellence.
As a testament to this commitment, the government will sponsor 1001 first-class graduates for master’s degrees at renowned international universities.
This initiative not only supports high-level manpower development within the state but also strengthens Kano’s global presence in the academic arena.