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Kwara Government reacts after Schools reject Materials donated by Saraki [FULL STORY]

The Kwara state government has reacted to reports that materials donated by Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, were rejected by schools in the state.

Below is a statement signed by the press secretary of Education and Human Capital Development, Yakub Aliagan, sent to POLITICS NIGERIA;

“Our attention has been drawn to the alleged distribution of some instructional materials to public schools in Kwara State from the Mandate Office of former Senate President Bukola Saraki. These instructional materials have his pictures or some sort of personal identities emblazoned on them and were sent straight to the schools across the state.”

“Information on social media said those materials were rejected at the schools and there have been calls on the government to speak on the development. We, therefore, wish to state the following:

• The State Government wasn’t aware of the distribution of these instructional materials in the first instance.

• The appropriate thing to do is to send those materials to the Ministry of Education which has a statutory duty of vetting learning materials for quality control and then approve such for distribution. Not doing so was a violation of a basic rule which is key to strengthening our institutions and keeping standards.

• Besides, it is wrong for anyone to emblazon their images or personal logos on instructional materials made with public resources for distribution in public schools. The said materials were some sort of Constituency Projects which have been approved and funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

• It is instructive to note that the Kwara State Ministry of Education recently approached Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to mass-produce instructional materials with his picture emblazoned on them ahead of school resumption and the Governor rejected the proposal on the ground that there should be no personalisation of projects executed with public funds.

• Flowing from the above, the authorities at the schools were right to have rejected those materials because the Ministry of Education was not aware of such and also because there should be no politicisation of education, whether directly or indirectly, especially at the basic level where the children are very impressionable.

• Since the materials had been produced with government funds, we urge the Mandate Office of Senator Bukola Saraki to return them to the Ministry of Education after having replaced the covers emblazoned with personal photographs or political identities.”

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12 Comments

    1. why are you compare that man with our man in kwara state, are they the same.
      a man who is walking on the rock with a man walking on the sea,would they habe the same effect?

  1. I think the action that our government in kwara took is the best,because he was there for so many years their is no change so what style is now using to entice us,well done our Governor you took the right step,

  2. this is right decisions by the state government
    we should not continue to do things illegal,
    let the animal follow the right procedure

  3. The Kwara state government has done the right thing by rejecting those materials and asked the producers to change the cover for right mind of the public and the schools at large otherwise come 2023 Saraki has an agenda which by then the materials copy become campaigns evident. Wisdom is the Princioal thing and in all thy getting pls Get UNDERSTANDING

  4. The issue of rejected the chairs is not proper even though it has optimistic for next government because either for good or bad he is a Nigerian and he did it for Nigerians’ and I term of politics’ there is no 100℅ honesty for any perfect politicians.

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