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Nasarawa State earmarks N600m for construction of schools

24 March 2013, 08:12

Lafia - The Nasarawa State Government has earmarked N600 million to construct a secondary school in each of the three senatorial districts of the state.

Dr Dominic Bako-Adagadzu , the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Saturday.

Bako-Adagadzu said that the construction of the three schools would complement the existing ones and afford the people more access to quality education.

He said that the present administration attached much importance to education.

He said  "education is the bedrock of economic and national development and the Al-makura administration would do everything possible to ensure that he provides conducive atmosphere for learning in schools.’’

Bako-Adagadzu said that in an effort to meet the manpower need of the state in the education sector, N4.2 billion was appropriated for capital projects in the sector.

The permanent secretary explained that about N300 million was earmarked for the construction of science laboratories in all secondary schools in the state.

He added that  "government has also appropriated N600 million for rehabilitation and construction of more classrooms and hostels as well as procurement modern textbooks for the state secondary schools.’’


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