- Kwara government rejects School materials donated by Saraki to Kwara Pupils
- ……..alleged that the books had pictures and other insignias of the Saraki, a former governor of Kwara
Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has rejected the school materials donated by the Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Newsflash247 reports.
The Kwara government alleged that the books had pictures and other insignias of the Saraki, a former governor of of the state.
According to the Yakub Aliagan, the press secretary at the Kwara State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, said it was wrong for students’ materials to carry the image or insignia of any personality.
He said in a statement: “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 had 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 personalization of projects executed with
Bukola Saraki, a former governor of the state and the former senate president of the Nigeria.
Source gathered that Saraki always donated educational materials to Kwara government. He donated school materials to pupils during the last administration of Abdulfatah Ahmed.