The Niger State Government has spent over N1.8 billion since 2007 on the education sector.
A statement signed by the Focal Office, Directorate of Strategies, Monitoring and Evaluation in the state Ministry of Education, Mallam Umar Muhammad Kwatachi, revealed that part of the money was spent to clear outstanding payments on contracts for the renovation of Science Schools and supply of furniture, learning materials and laboratory equipment.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Team inspected sites where new projects had been executed and noted that new block of classrooms were constructed at Day Secondary School Tunga Minna, a block of class rooms renovated at Government Day Secondary School Mariga while an administration block was constructed at Martins Sanda Girl Secondary School, Paiko.
Also, at GSS Wushishi/Kaliko Model School Suleja, three classrooms and stores were constructed, while Government Girls College, Tungan Magajiya and Women Day Secondary School Minna were both fenced and secured.
Other sites included Bahago Secondary School, Government Girls Secondary School Kafin-koro, Maryam Babangida Girls Science School and Kagara Science College.
Mallam Iliyasu, promised to intimate the state governor, Dr. Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu on the challenges of these schools with a view to ameliorating the sufferings of both staff and students, and safeguarding government property.