The lawmaker, representing Yobe South Senatorial District, Sen. Mohammed Hassan has pledged the sum of N20 million as part of contribution for rehabilitation of the Central Mosque in Potiskum, Yobe State.
Sen. Hassan who is also the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said he was poised as a representative of the people to ensure their needs were met.
“I came to Potiskum to among other things, commission a school that I built for the benefit of the people of Arikime community.
“I gave the sum of N2.5 million to another school that does not have classrooms. They do not even have a place of their own, so, I decided to give them a token to support them
“I was equally invited for the launching ceremony of the Central Mosque in Potiskum and I made a contribution on behalf of my family, friends and the people of my constituency of N20 million,” he said.
Hassan further disclosed that besides the projects already on ground, plans were underway to construct a knowledge centre to support the youth that have interest in furthering their education.
He stressed that the essence of the centre was to support the students to improve on their secondary school results to enable them gain admission into good institutions of higher learning within and outside the country.
He called for concerted effort by relevant stakeholders, to take the education system in the country to an enviable height.
The lawmaker decried the level of illiteracy among the people, adding that the sector like other sectors, required government and individual intervention.
“If you look at the educational standard of the people, particularly those from my constituency, you will realise that we are down the ladder.
”I therefore want to use this opportunity to call on the Federal Government to continue to support all programmes that will uplift the educational standard of the people.
”I also want to call on everyone who has the wherewithal to support the needy in the society.
“God has created us not just for ourselves, it is to continue to support those who require our support,” he said.