Birnin Kebbi - The Kebbi government on Thursday said it would create 5 000 jobs with N5 billion oil subsidy fund (SURE-P) that accrued to the state.
Gov. Saidu Dakingari made the explanation in Birnin Kebbi when he received members of the task force on polio eradication.
Most of those to be employed would be teachers and said the decision to recruit teachers was taken because of the dearth of teachers and the quest to improve the standards of education.
The governor lamented the low standards of education especially at the primary school level.
He called on traditional leaders to offer support, similar to their roles on polio campaign, for the development of primary education.
He said the development of primary education would not be compromised and called on stakeholders to support the efforts of the state.
NAN reports that a 37-member management board of the SURE-P fund was inaugurated to ensure prudent utilisation of the fund for rapid development.