Daily Trust (Abuja)

17 December 2012

Nigeria: Chairmanship Aspirant Pledges to Encourage Girl-Child Education

A chairmanship aspirant of Kwali council under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forth coming council election, Ibrahim Daniel, last Wednesday pledged to give priority to the educational sector, especially in the area of girl-child.

Daniel stated this in a chat with news men, shortly after submitting his nomination form at the FCT PDP Secretariat in Abuja. He said free scholarships will be given to indigent students of the council learning in various tertiary institutions across the country.

He said it has become imperative to give priority to education sector of the council if elected as chairman of the council, saying Kwali is the gateway to Abuja and the nerve center of education.

According to him, the condition people of the council find themselves since the death of late Samuel Gwamna, former council chairman, is what has given him the impetus to contest for the chairmanship of the council. He said his administration will reposition its leadership and embark on youth as well as women empowerments, so that it wins the confidence of people in the council.

The aspirant lamented the deplorable conditions of rural roads in the council and listed some as Pai, Kundu, Gwomani, Tunga and Lelleyi villages. He also commented on water challenges at Awawa, Dangara and Ashara communities.

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