Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto Governor Deploys State Resources To Promote Religion


Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal has deployed resources shared by the federal government for the benefit of all citizens in the state promote religion.

Recall, the constitution of the federal republic of prohibits the adoption of any religion by the federating states. Specifically, Section 10 of the constitution states: The Government of the Federation or of a State shall not adopt any religion as State Religion.

However, in a not to surprising twist, the Sokoto State Government on Thursday said it had established three new Arabic Secondary Schools at the cost of N500 million.

Executive Secretary, Arabic and Islamic Board in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Baba-Altine, stated this at a news briefing in Sokoto.

Baba-Altine stated that each of the schools was located each of in the three senatorial districts in the state.

He listed the new schools as Sultan Muhammadu Tambari Arabic Secondary School, Illela, Modibbo Adama Girls’ Arabic Secondary School, Maruda and Muhammadu Moyijjo Arabic Secondary School, Dagawa

“Students for these schools had since been admitted and they will take off at the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic session at the end of September.

“With the new schools, Sokoto state now has 15 Arabic secondary schools across the state, with four dedicated to females.

The secretary also said that the board had upgraded 10 community Islamiyyah schools to Junior Arabic Secondary Schools across the state.

Baba-Altine commended the state government for its sustained support to the board and urged parents to reciprocate the gesture by enrolling their children in schools.

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