Tambuwal: Sokoto Targets N1bn Education Levy Annually


Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Monday said at least N1 billion will be collected annually as education levy to be deducted from the salaries of civil and public servants in the state.

Tambuwal made this known while inaugurating a 27-man Education Revitalisation and Strengthening Committee chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, at the 2017 annual general meeting of the Sokoto Education Development Trust Fund (SEDTF) held in the state.

He said civil servants on grade levels 1 to 6 would pay one per cent of their basic salaries, those on grade levels 7 to 12 would pay one and a half per cent while those on grade levels 13 to 16 would pay two per cent

According to him, the committee was set up as part of measures being implemented under the declaration of the state of emergency on the education sector.

He explained that the committee was also set up as part of the proactive strategies by the state government to revive education from its state of coma.

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