By Auwalu Yusuf
Daura (Katsina state) – Alhaji Fatihu Mohammed, a member representing Daura/Sandamu/Maiadu’a Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has donated 25 units of desktop computers to Government Day Secondary School Sandamu.
Presenting the computers to the management of the school in Sandamu on Thursday, the lawmaker said the decision to donate the computers was informed by his commitment towards the promotion of education.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items include computers and one unit each of generator, inverter solar powered panel and a one year Internet subscription for uninterrupted network.
He said he would expand the scope of the gesture to cover the constituency to increase access to computer literacy as well as open windows of oppirtunities for the teeming youths of the area.
He said he would soon kick start a monthly empowerment programme under which 200 unemployed youths would recieve N5,000 each across the constutuency to enable them establish small scale businesses.
In his remarks, the School Principal, Malam Mustapha Galadima lauded the efforts of the lawmaker for donating the ICT materials to the school, saying it would definitely promote teaching and learning.
He assured that the school would make maximum and judicious use of the materials in promoting skills, productivity and students performance toward research and documentation.
Alhaji Ya’u Zakari, the District Head of Sandamu commended the patriotic zeal of the legislator in considering education as a worthwhile venture.
He urged other politicians and well-to-do individuals to emulate the lawmaker by donating generously to education, saying that an educated humanity was a catalyst to socio-economic development.
NAN reports that Fatihu Mohammed had recently inaugurated a medical outreach in the constituency where patients were treated free of charge for eye defects and other related ailments.