Adbullahi Mahuta, the lawmaker representing Malumfashi Constituency at the Katsina State House of Assembly, has donated footwear to primary schoolchildren in the state.

Speaking at an event, the legislator said the donation, which included school sandals and socks, would contribute to the educational development of the 800 pupils.

He pointed out that the economic challenges facing some of the parents of the benefiting pupils often made them unable to afford sandals and other related items for their children’s educational development.

Mahuta added that his two children convinced him to assist their friends who often wore slippers to school with others also coming to school barefooted.

“The inspiration to donate the sandals and socks came from two of my children who I removed from a private school and enrolled in the state-owned school,” said Mahuta at the Barhim Estate Primary School in the state metropolis.

The lawmaker called on political office holders to enrol their children in public schools to justify the amount being expended by government on such schools.

“Enrolling children of the rich in public schools would bridge the gap between children haves and have nots,” he said.