By Salisu Baso
The Commissioner of Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru has on behalf of the Kano State government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Association for Education Administration and Planning (NAEAP) as capacity building consultants for the state education sector.
Speaking during the ceremony, the commissioner said that such collaboration has became imperative considering the need to reinvigorate the sector.
According to a press statement issued by the ministry’s Spokesman Aliyu Yusuf said, the commissioner pointed out that coming into contact with NAEAP as a professional consultancy firm in education, has raised the confidence of the ministry to endorse their services to the state government as consultant.
Kiru noted with appreciation the first and second projects handled by the NAEAP for the training of head teachers and that of 600 principals/directors of secondary schools on Alternative Source of School Financing, Resource and Improvisation as motivating factor considering the quality of the facilitators.
He therefore, congratulated NAEAP for the confidence reposed on them by the state government and urged them to do their best when ever their services are needed.
In his response, Prof. Bello A. Bello, the chief consultant of the firm, expressed gratitude to the state government through the Ministry of Education by extending their collaboration with them.
Prof. Bello promised that as an outfit that mandated of training all sort of personnel in the education sector, they will discharge their duties diligently whenever the need arises.
Also in his brief remark, the Grand Patron of NAEAP and a reknown University lecturer, Prof. S.O Olubadewo described the commissioner as an indefatigable leader who is working tirelessly in seeing to the development of education in the state.
He further described the commissioner as brilliant, humble, focused, workaholic and patriotic young man who is by all standard a blessing to the state education sector.
Prof. Olubadewo gave the assurance that NAEAP will not disappoint the state government, as they will discharge their services to the best of their abilities.