A former military governor of the Old Kano State and proprietor, Mustafa Comprehensive Schools, Kontagora, Niger State, Col. Sani Bello (rtd), says his desire for a better future for younger generations informed the establishment of the school 35 years ago.
Bello, who is also the President, Sani Bello Foundation, made the remarks last weekend at the 35th anniversary and 21st graduation ceremony of the school.
He said he felt fulfilled that products of the school have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers, and urged the graduating students to be good ambassadors of the school.
At the occasion, about 200 students graduated from both Junior and Senior Secondary School sections of the schools.
The highlight of the event was the donation of N15 million by the president of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, for the construction of a new block of classrooms and elibrary in the school.
The billionaire businessman man was represented at the occasion by Dr. Abdul Mukhtar.
Also in his remarks, the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, reaffirmed that education remains the only solution to the socio-economic and political development in any society, saying that his administration has given priority attention to the sector.
The governor, who is the first son of Col. Sani Bello (rtd), said that his government was conscious of the fact that for the state and even the country to develop, deliberate effort must be made to address and improve the quality and standard of the public schools.
This, according to him, is why his administration has embarked on school rehabilitation project in Niger State; and that his administration has started with six schools and with the determination to continue until it is able to restore the schools to their past glorious era of conducive environment for learning.