Niger state government has launched the Teachers Endownment Fund with fifty million naira.

However the implementation of the programme will commence after a well developed framework.

State Governor Alh Abubakar Sani Bello announced this on the occasion of twenty twenty two World Teachers Day held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre Minna.

Represented by his Deputy Ahmed Mohammed Ketso the Governor said they are doing this to ensure that all basic education sector which is the foundation of educational system is firmly laid  for the entrenchment of sustainable educational system that will guarantee good life for their children.

In her address Niger state Commissioner of Education hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu said education has been a top priority of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in addition to the enhancing and improving inter agency synergy for maximum benefits.

Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu further explained that improving the welfare of teachers will continue to be given prominence towards achieving effective service delivery. 

Also speaking state Chairman Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT Comrade Akayago Adamu Mohammed called on Niger state government to hasten efforts in the recruitment of qualified teachers to fill existing vacancies as well as ensure prompt payment of pension to retired civil servants to ammeliorate their hardship.

In his keynote address guest speaker and Vice Chancellor Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai Prof Abu Kassim Adamu advocated for the review of primary and secondary schools curriculum and the provision of adequate motivation and renumeration for teachers to enhance their performance.

Fifteen gas cookers fifteen refrigrators three cars and fifteen television and cash among others have been presented to deserving teachers and stakeholders as a token of appreciation for their contributions to the growth and development of education in Niger state.

Cov Aliyu Lawal/Minna