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Kano Set To Commence Students Exchange With 17 Southern States – Kwankwaso

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Kano state government has commenced discussion with the governments of

17 Southern states of the federation on how starting a student

exchange programme with the states with a view to enhancing national

unity and brotherhood, Kano state governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso has


The move, he further explained, “is aimed at fostering unity among

Nigerians, promoting religious understanding as well as exposing

youths to diverse cultures, environments and socio-economic



Gov. Kwankwaso who announced this while receiving his Edo state

counterpart, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who visited him at the

Government House, Kano, yesterday, Wednesday, said the idea is still

on the drawing board but if accepted by the 17 states, will go a long

way in ensuring peaceful coexistence and tolerance. “Irrespective of

our differences, we must learn to live together as one if we want our

country to prosper”, he stressed.


He explained that under the proposal, each of the 17 Southern states

will send 20 youths to secondary schools in Kano, while Kano will in

return equal number to each of the state. He added that details of the

arrangement will be publicised as soon as all the parties involved

reach an agreement on the proposal.


Governor Kwankwaso then praised as Gov. Oshiomhole as the first

governor to respond to the proposal which further proves his

detribalised disposition for always making concerted effort to

strengthen unity among Nigerians.


On his part, the Edo state governor expressed happiness that Kwankwaso

is symbolising the the APC dream by embarking upon developmental

projects that would stand the test of time and impact on lives of the

people positively.


He said the investment of the Kwankwaso administration in education is

exciting, noting that at the moment, there are about 400 students

sponsored by the government of Kano state to pursue various degree

programmes in private universities in Edo state.

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