Kaduna — Former Minister of Defence and one-time National Security Adviser, General Aliyu Gusau has decried the lack of budgetary allocation for procurement of books which he said has negative knock-on effect on tertiary education in the country. Speaking when the Gusau Institute founded by the retired army general donated books to 37 institutions in Kaduna, Gusau represented by the Chairman, Board of Directors, Nagarta Radio, Harun Adamu stressed the need to reverse the development.
According to him, "it is our hope that these 15,000 volumes we are distributing will indeed strengthen your hands as educators to transform and change the students in your care so that they can advance Nigeria's economic growth and global competitiveness."
Receiving the books on behalf of other recipients, Academic Provost, Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Professor Nwankwo, commended the institute for the kind gesture saying that it would go a long way in improving standard of learning and the educational sector.
The recipients includes, Nigerian Defence Academy, Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna State University, University of Jos, Federal University of Gusau, Zamfara State, Kaduna Polytechnic, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Federal College of Technical Education, Gusau, Zamfara state and Musa Shehu Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja. Others include, Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna, Kaduna State Public Library, Kaduna, College of Islamic Sciences, Gusau, Zamfara state and Zaria Academy, among others.