Kano State to build 2nd Biliungual College in Niger Republic – Kwankwaso
Kano state government will build an exclusively Female Bilingual College in Niger Republic, as part of efforts by his administration to consolidate bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Niger Republic.
The state governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso who dropped the hint while receiving officials of Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission for Cooperation at the Government House in Kano explained that the move is also in furtherance of his administration’s girl-child education drive.
He recalled that his government had earlier constructed an all male bilingual boarding college in Niamey for Kano and Nigerien students, further explained that the need for another college became imperative because French is indispensable, considering the fact the Nigeria is surrounded by Francophone countries.
“Like the male bilingual college in Niamey, the proposed female college when will provide opportunity for our young girls to learn French and interact with their Nigerien counterparts, thus promoting cultural relations between two brotherly nations”, Governor Kwankwaso stated.
Governor Kwankwaso remarked that the long existing relations between both countries have continued to wax stronger in recent times noted with satisfaction that all the resolutions reached during his last visit to Niger republic including the setting up of an economic forum, establishment of a bilingual college and exchange of wild animals for zoological gardens have been actualized.
He then commended Nigeriens residing in Kano for their cooperation and support to his government, for living peacefully with their host communities and for contributing to the economic prosperity of Nigeria, hoping the trend will be maintained.
In his speech, the Secretary General, Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission for Cooperation, Ambassador AbdulJalil Suleiman said the commission had recorded some achievements in the control of cross border drug trafficking, human tracking and equitable sharing of water resources between the two countries.
On his part, the President, Nigeria –Niger Joint Chamber of Commerce, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar praised the governor for his untiring efforts aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries.
Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye