Monarch Tasks Parents on Education of Children

Monarch Tasks Parents on Education of Children

Laleye Dipo in Minna

Chairman of the  Niger state Council of Traditional Rulers and the Etsu Nupe  Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar has tasked parents on the education of their children even as he strongly suggested that commercial education of the wards should be emphasised to make them self employed after graduation.

Alhaji Abubakar also urged wealthy individuals and corporate organisations to support governments in the provision of educational facilities.

 He made the suggestions  in a message to the inauguration of a four classroom block with  offices and modern toilets built at N27 million by Sunti Sugar Company and donated to Saint Mathias Anglican school in Kusogi community in the Mokwa local government area of Niger state.

The monarch said priority attention should now be on commercial education so as to reduce the search for white collar jobs by graduates.

Alhaji Abubakar also pleaded with parents to send their Girl Child to school to make them responsible members of the society.

He said government on its part should commit more resources to education which he described as the “ shortest cut for Nigeria to attain technological growth.”

Represented by the  Ndacheko Nupe, Alhaji Baiwa Mohammed,  the Etsu Nupe commended the management of Sunti  Sugar Company for the gesture and advised other  corporate organisations within the state to emulate the company as part of their CRS responsibility.

The General Manager of Sunti Sugar Company, Mr. Anlo Du Pisani, in his remarks, said the project was part of its corporate social responsibility(CSR) which was part of the outcome of the survey carried out in the community by the organisation last year.

 “ We realise  that education is key in providing a prosperous and happy life, helping to improve the economy and helping to give equal opportunity to all, so the company decided to embark on an education project,” he said.

The Chairman, Mokwa Local Government Council, Alhaji Jibrin Abdullahi Muregi expressed the gratitude of the community and the entire local government to the company  for the gesture just as the Bishop of Kutigi Diocese, Bishop Jeremiah Kolo expressed gratitude to the Company for what he described   “as a monumental achievement not only for the community but for the state.

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