May 27, 2024

Hanifa murder: I’ll follow case to logical conclusion – Gov. Yusuf vows

Kano Education

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State

By Bashir Bello

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has vowed to resurrect murder case of 5-year-old school girl, Hanifa Abubakar killed by her proprietor, Abdulmalik Tanko with the intent to follow case to a logical conclusion.

The Governor made this known during an event to commemorate the 2024 International Children’s Day Celebration in Kano on Monday.

Recall that a Kano State High Court has sentenced Tanko and his accomplice, Hashimu Ishyaku to death by hanging.

He however, vowed to ensure the deceased school girl get justice.

Governor Yusuf continued when he said the state is on the verge of declaring state of Emergency on Education to ensure quality education for children in the state.

“When we say State of emergency, we mean holistic approach such as free education, renovation of dilapidated schools and infrastructures among others to ensure quality education.”

The Governor also promised that in no distance time it will introduce free school feeding and free uniforms for school children between Primary one to three in the state.

Earlier, the State’s Commissioner for Women, Children and Disable, Hajiya Aisha Lawan, commended the Governor for his initiatives (free education for primary and secondary students as well as slashing of school fees by 50 per cent for tertiary students) with the aim to improve their Education.

On her part, the Speaker of the Children’s Parliament in Kano state, Hauwa Ibrahim called on the state Government to implement Child right act for the well being of Children in the state.