The Kano State Government has announced 20,000 naira stipend for schoolgirls in the state to encourage them to attend school.

Governor Abba Yusuf, who made this known in his Independence Day speech at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, Kano, said over 45,000 schoolgirls would benefit from the pilot scheme.

Yusuf also added that his administration would establish more primary and secondary schools across the 44 local government areas of the state in a quest to mop up all out-of-school children roaming our streets.

The Governor assured that the state government would also be sponsoring 1001 first-class graduates to study for Master’s degrees at universities abroad.

He reaffirmed government commitment to tackle the challenges of unemployment, poverty, and youth restiveness bedeviling the country.