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We can provide free education for our
children if politicians no longer steal public funds – Governor Aliyu
Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu of Niger
State has stated that the education sector in
Nigeria would witness improvement and
provide favourable learning environment if
politicians desist from stealing public funds.
The governor stated this Wednesday while
receiving executive members of the Nigerian
Society of Engineers and Proprietors of Private
Schools at the Conference Hall of Government
According to him, the amount of money being
stolen from public coffers by those in
authority was enough to fund free education at
all levels of education.
“If we steal less, we should be able to give free
education to our children at all levels”, Aliyu
He added that it was unfortunate that the
media is awash with billions of naira being
stolen from public funds everyday.
The governor added that, it was time that
measures are put in place to tackle theft of
public funds which leaves little money for
development purposes that will benefit the
According to him, “we should be more
committed to the fight against corruption” and
declared that with the free education policy of
Niger State, the state could attain 95 per cent
literacy level in the next five years.
“It is important we pay attention to education.
It is nice that private schools are
complementing the efforts of public schools,
public schools should study why private
schools are doing well, whereas schools owned
by the government are not doing well”, he