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.
Ganduje was represented at the occasion by his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, according to a statement signed by Hassan Musa Fagge, Chief Press Secretary to Gawuna.
He said the oocasion was a virtual courtesy call by NIPSS’s Director General and participants of Study Group 5 of the Senior Executive Course No.42, 2020 on Thursday evening in the deputy governor’s 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,” the statement said.