Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, yesterday, paid an unscheduled visit to Katsina College Katsina (KCK), the former school of late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardaunan Sokoto, where he decried the deplorable state of infrastructures in the college.
Masari, who was accompanied by some government officials, including the special adviser on Radio Monitoring, Mansur Muhammad Mashi, frowned at the unkempt nature of the school, assuring that concerted efforts would be made to restore it to its pride of place.
He said it was sad and worrisome that the college with all its historical relevance is left in such a deplorable state, insisting that his administration would soon embark on second phase of aggressive rehabilitation of schools across the state.
“It is sad that this school is left the way it is: in this sorry state,” Masari said, noting that the trend of neglecting infrastructures in schools to rot would be reversed by his administration.
Speaking shortly after the visit, the special adviser to the governor on Radio Monitoring, Mansur Mashi insisted that the visit underscored his principal’s resolve to address challenges confronting education in the state.
Mashi, who recalled that the state government has embarked on massive renovation of schools across the state, urged parents to make good use of public spending in education, “by sending their children to schools and monitoring happenings around our schools.”
The KCK is one of the pioneer schools established in the North but located in Katsina State and has produced numerous leaders and statesmen ,including then Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello and the likes of late Wada Nas and Amb Iro Bindawa.