It’s been 3 months now since we started the campaign – #EmpowerZugurma – 264 school children in Central Primary School, Zugurma, in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State who are still learning under tree sheds.  Situated on the Yelwa – Mokwa Road the school remains the future of the 255,074 people living in Mashegu. Consequently, two months ago, we requested for the 2016 budget of the Niger State government using the Freedom of Information Act 2011, and the copy of the approved budget was delivered to us on August 19, 2016. That was commendable, for the government of Niger State to respond to the FOIA Letter, we think other states should follow suit. We looked at the funds meant for basic education in the state, using the budget document delivered and found out that in the 2016 fiscal year, it is estimated that Naira 6.7 billion (USD 21.3 million)  will be spent on basic education in the state, with funds from Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Sustainable Development Goals Office, United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the Department For International Development (DFID). We hope Governor Abubakar Sani Bello will deliver on his promises to the 3.95 million (2006 census figure) people of Niger State by providing new classrooms and education aid for the children of Zugurma.