Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has sent two of his school-age children to a public school after pledging to do so in his last year’s election campaigns but his Kaduna State counterpart Nasir El-Rufa’i has not. Governor Masari had also directed top public officers to send their wards to public-funded schools and majority were said to have complied. Prior to the directive, most officials opted for private schools in educating their children due to decaying facilities in public schools.
Masari’s kids are at the Family Support Primary School in Katsina. The Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, and the former Chief of Staff, Dikko Radda, as well as some commissioners have also enrolled their kids in the school.
However, Governor El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, who pledged to enroll his children in public school during his political campaigns, has not done so.
A high-ranking state official who would not want to be named said “the governor’s children are not in Kaduna.”
Another source close to the governor's family, who cited security concerns, said that none of El-Rufai’s children is in public primary or secondary schools.