The family of late Balarabe Goronyo of Sokoto Metropolis on Wednesday donated 2,000 copies of exercise books to the pupils of Waziri Gidado Nizzamiya Primary School, Gidadawa- Sokoto.
Speaking on behalf of the family, the Spokesperson of the family, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe, said that the gesture was aimed at facilitating the education of pupils in the area.
According to him, the gesture is being extended to the beneficiaries by a member of the family, Zayyanu Goronyo, under the Goronyo Family Initiative which also renders free medical and educational support to indigent patients.
“This gesture was aimed at complementing the efforts of the government in funding education.
“The funding of education is a collective responsibility that should not be solely left to the government,” he noted.
Also speaking, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, a Lecturer at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, lauded the donor for the gesture .
Muhammad said that no amount of money invested on education was too much, adding that, “education is the best legacy to be bequeathed to the youths who are the future leaders of the nation.”
In his response, the Acting Headmaster of the School, Alhaji Muntari Yahayya, said he was delighted with the donation and described it as a morale booster to the pupils .
He appealed to other wealthy individuals, families, groups and organisations to emulate the late Balarabe Goronyo family in this direction.
Alhaji Umar Marafa, who spoke on behalf of the parents of the pupils, said that the gesture would go a long way in supplementing their efforts to educate their children and wards .
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the family had donated over 10,000 copies of similar books to the pupils of the Waziri Model Primary School, Sokoto, during the 2021 International World Book Giving Day. (NAN)