The Suleja Local Government Council in Niger says it spent about N46 million on the reconstruction and fencing of three primary schools in the area.
The Chairman of the council Alhaji Abdullahi Maje, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Minna.
According to him, it cost the local administration N5 million to construct four blocks of classrooms at the Awwal Ibrahim Primary School and N9 million on the reconstruction of two blocks of four classrooms at Zariyawa Primary School Suleja.
“The sum of N18 million was spent on the procurement of school furniture which has since been distributed to various public primary schools.
“We have also expended N12 million on the construction of perimeter fence at Kwamba Primary and Secondary Schools,’’ he said.
Maje said that the local administration embarked on the projects because of its commitment to provide conducive atmosphere for learning.
He called on parents to complement the efforts of the local administration by sending their children to school.
“ We will continue to accord priority attention to the education sector so as to prepare our young generation to take over from where we stop,’’ Maje said.