Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has described the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru as one of the unifying factors of this country through the gathering of data and research it conducts on the Nigerian State and Policy development.
This was contained in a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Thursday and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kano state, Malam Hassan Musa Fagge.
The Governor represented by his Deputy,Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna made the statement when he had a virtual courtesy call with the Director General and participants of Study Group 5 of the Senior Executive Course No.42, 2020 on Thursday evening in his office.
“The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies has been training technocrats who initiate policies that has placed Nigeria on the path of development he said “.
He further explained that his administration since its inception has been creating empowerment programmes to create jobs for the unemployed as part of measures to manage the growing population in the State.
He assured the management and participants of the Institute of continued partnership and cooperation of his government.
Speaking earlier, the Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Professor Habu Galadima represented by the Director of Studies, Dr. Nasiruddeen Usman said this year, President Muhammad Buhari has charged the participants to conduct a research on the theme-Population and Human Capital Development in Nigeria.
“The idea behind the study theme is due to the growing population in Nigeria which poses a challenge, therefore emphasis should be placed on human capital development according to him”.
However,he said the participants of the Study Group 5 of the Senior Executive Course No.42, 2020 are on Study tour of Kano one of the States selected with regards to the course theme due its high population.
He added that during the study tour,they participants would interact with relevant public and private organisations so as to gather data on Population growth and human capital development in Kano State, of which a report at the end of the course would be presented to the President in November this year.
In his remarks on behalf of the participants, a Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga says the virtual study tour to Kano has deepen their knowledge on the management of growing population and human capital development.
He then assured that input received from the Kano State Government would be reflected in their report at the end of the course.