Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday said the genuine removal of the disparity between holders of the bachelor’s degree and higher national diploma would promote technical education in the country.
Ganduje, who said the dichotomy had been removed in Kano State, appealed to the Federal Government to sincerely implement its removal in public service.
The governor spoke in Ado Ekiti after he was made a fellow of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, at the 17th combined convocation ceremonies of the institution, where 16,786 graduates were conferred with national and higher national diplomas.
Others fellows of the polytechnic were former Ebonyi State Governor, Senator Sam Egwu; Chairman, NIPCO Plc, Chief Bestman Anekwe; and Chairman, Hydrodam, Mr Femi Ogunleye.
“Polytechnic education is key to the efforts of the federal and state governments to wipe out the scourge of unemployment in Nigeria.”