British Government to Invest in Kano

According to the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright who recently visited the Acting Governor of Kano state, Prof. Hafizu Abubakar at the Government House,the British Government has expressed its readiness to invest in Kano State to promote growth.

Arkwright who was reportedly in Kano to assess some of the programmes being executed by the Department of International Development (DFID) on education and health said the Commission is impressed with how the programmes are running. He said “The teacher training programme is very impressive and we look forward to more strengthened relationship between Kano State and the British Government.

Responding to Arkwright’s positive remarks and promise of future investments, acting governor, Abubakar said the state government was very grateful for the interventions in the health and education sector through the DFID, noting that “On the teacher development training programme, the state had 50 per cent of unqualified teachers and the need to train them is a must. There are currently 58,000 primary school teachers in the state and most of them don’t have basic teaching qualification.