The Sultanate Council of Sokoto plans to establish all women Medical University in Sokoto, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III, has said.
“The council has already applied to the state government for land and the application is receiving positive attention,” Abubakar said on Monday in Sokoto at a meeting of the state Education Development Trust Fund
He explained that the aim of the proposed university was to further boost the education of women in the state in particular and in Nigeria in general.
He said the council was making arrangements to convene a meeting with prominent indigenes of the state on Dec. 27 to brainstorm on the state of education in the state.
According to the sultan the meeting will assess the achievements recorded in the sector and profer the way forward.
“Already, a technical committee for the meeting has been set up and it will soon swing into action,” he said.
Abubakar commended the state government for paying attention to education and other aspects of human endeavour.
He also commended some prominent indigenes of the state for their assistance to revamp education in the state.
“Some prominent indigenes of the state have renovated and equipped several schools, “he said.
Gov. Aliyu Wamakko, who spoke through Alhaji Sahabi Gada, Secretary to the state government, promised that government would assist the Trust Fund to realise its objectives.
He also pledged that government would give attention to the development of education.
In his remark, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Fund, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, said the board currently has over N90 million in its coffers.
“Over 90 per cent of the assistance we have receiving comes from the state government, the 23 local governments and the Sultanate Council.
“We have been training the youths of the state in ICT and various types of skills to complement the efforts of the government,” the former President said