Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Nigeria: Jigawa Seeks Aid to Fund Education

by Taiwo Olawale from This Day

Professor Ruqqaya Ahmad Rufa'i, the state commissioner of education disclosed that the Jigawa state government first approached U.N. agencies with the problems in the education sector. A delegation led by Governor Sule Lamido then visited Saudi Arabia to discuss the problems with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the International Islamic Relief Organisation (IIRO). "We made presentations on the problems facing the sector and highlighted the areas where we need urgent intervention", she said ... Already, she disclosed, the ministry of education has completed about eight different proposals worth about $12 million (U.S.) for IDB intervention.

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