Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the release of N1,204,452,363.76 to the Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in order for it to be eligible for the FGN/UBE Matching Grant in 2023.
This was stated in a statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media, Malam Yahaya Sarki, and made available to journalists in Birnin Kebbi.
According to Prof. Sulaiman Khalid Jega, Chairman of SUBEB, the amount will make an additional sum of N2,408,904,707.52 accessible for infrastructure development in the basic education subsector.
According to the statement, the fund is for the construction of additional classrooms and renovation of dilapidated physical structures in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools in the State.
Khalid added that the fund would also be used to provide additional school furniture, perimeter fencing of schools, water and sanitation facilities such as boreholes and hand pumps.
Others are : Sports facilities, agricultural education as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in all the schools under the board.
The Kebbi Chairman of SUBEB further thanked Bagudu for his unrelenting support to the Board for the development of basic education sector in the state.