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19 September 2017 00:00:00 AM Breaking News

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Children of beggars to get free education in Sokoto Tambuwal

Sokoto State Government said it will take care of the education of children of beggars, vulnerable and other less-privileged members of the society.

Announcing the gesture at a special iftar session organised for them by the state government, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said a pilot scheme started in 2016 in three local government areas was successful, and a decision has now been reached to expand the scheme to all parts of the state.

“During the campaigns, I made a promise to introduce special welfare packages to improve your well-being. The last administration introduced the payment of monthly stipends to you, I am happy to note that we have not only continued with it, we have also enhanced it.

“Our aim is to empower you all to ensure you have something you can do to permanently support yourselves and your families. I am happy many of you have positively responded to these initiatives.

Today I want to announce to you that we are introducing another special scheme which will ensure that all your children get quality education, free of charge.

“The relevant ministries are to laise with you and come up with the required number of school-age children for the immediate implementation of the policy.

“I urge you to support government to create a better future for these children,” the Governor added.

While reiterating the determination of his administration to improved welfare of all citizens, Tambuwal urged them to ensure all their children are immunised against child killer diseases.

“Don’t hide your children at home if they fell ill. Bring them the nearest health facility for assessment and treatment,” he added.

Various speakers at the gathering commended the state government and Tambuwal for the gesture, and prayed for the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical vacation.

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