Kano State Government says it has spent over N500 million on the accreditation of 54 courses at the Kano State Polytechnic.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this at the Fifth Digital Print Solution Expo in Kano on Tuesday.
The Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, represented the governor at the occasion.
He said the money was used for the provision of facilities at the school being part of the prerequisite for the accreditation of the courses in the school.
“When we came in, we found out that no fewer than 54 courses in the State Polytechnic were not accredited, we felt it was necessary to ensure that all those courses, including those in the Department of printing technology in the School of technology, were accredited, “he said.
He said the state government would partner with the Skysat Technologies Nigeria limited, the company which organised the Expo, to train youths in printing business to enable them have access to the latest technology and solutions in digital printing.
The governor said the present administration, under his watch, was committed to supporting both foreign and local companies whose programmes were geared toward stimulating the economy to get it back on track again.
He called on members of the business community and government institutions to increase patronage of local printing shops and printing press to strengthen the printing industry.
This, he noted would go a long way in reducing the burden of scarce foreign exchange, promote direct foreign investment into the country and create jobs for the teeming unemployed.
He commended the management of the company for organising the expo at a time when the country was going through some economic challenges.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of the company, Mr Izzat Debs said the company would train more Nigerians to enable them contribute to the government’s efforts to increase foreign direct investment.
He said such move would also reduce unemployment.