Former Katsina State governor, Ibrahim Shema has urged both the state and federal governments to step up the funding of educational sector in the country as a key to human resources development and avenue to tackle rising poverty in the society.
Shema who was speaking during the second convocation of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, stated that he was impressed with what he saw at the institution and further admonished the state government not to relent in its effort of funding the educational sector.
In a release signed by the Head of the Media Team of the former governor,Oluwabusola Olawale, revealed that Shema during his 8-year tenure as governor sponsored over 800 Katsina indigenes for foreign studies in critical fields such as: Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Radiology, Dentistry and so on.
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