Dauda Lawal, the Governor of Zamfara State, has expressed concern over the poor condition of the education sector in his state.
The governor made the remark during a visit to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund in Abuja.
In a statement released by the Fund on Saturday, Dauda was said to have solicited the help of TETFund to reposition the education sector in order to move the state forward.
He said, “As you are all aware, Zamfara is a small state facing the challenge of insecurity, most importantly in the area of education. If you check all the statistics, you will agree with me that Zamfara is not doing too well and therefore we need to be encouraged.
“It is a known fact that without education, we will not be able to achieve anything and we will continue to be backward.”
Governor Lawal, who recently assumed office, said he anchored his campaign on security and education.
However, he acknowledged the challenge of limited financial resources to tackle these issues effectively.
“Bearing in mind the financial resources of the state, I have a limitation, and this is the place the help will come from, ES (Executive Secretary) I am here, Zamfara needs help. I know you are doing very well but you can do better,” the governor said.
The governor commended TETFund for its various projects across tertiary education institutions in the country.
Responding, the TETFund boss, Sonny Echono, congratulated the governor on his victory in the March 18 governorship election.
While saying that TETFund was very delighted with the governor’s passion for human capital development, Echono said Zamfara is rich in resources, and expressed the need to harness the potentials of the state for its educational development.
On the request by the governor, the Executive Secretary said TETFund had already made provision on issue of security as it affects public tertiary educational institutions.