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NSDC Okays Legacy Company To Set Up Mayo Inne Sugar Factory



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By Muhammad B Muhammad – Yola

The National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) has handed over the prefeasibity Studies of Mayo Inne potential Sugar productions investment of over N100billion in Fufore LGA of Adamawa State to the co-investor, Legacy Sugar Company Nigeria Limited.

The Selection of the Legacy Sugar was informed by the level of competence and professionalism and the seriousness shown by the company to key into both the federal and Adamawa state governments’ agenda of bringing development and employment opportunities to the teaming population.

At the ceremony that was held at the Sugar House in Abuja last Friday, the Director Technical Services of NSDC, Mr Salihu BKK and that of Policy Planning, Research & Statistics Alh Babangida Abba Damare handed over the prefeasibility studies to the Chairman/CEO of the company Mr Abubakar Buba Isa .

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Sugar Company Nigeria limited, Alhaji Abubakar Isa Shafani says the Mayo Inne project would set up a 5000 TCD tones of cane par day when the production work on the site is completed.

“There will be generation of 30 megawatts of electricity which will place Adamawa state among states that produce electricity and also a state that has ethanol distillery(refinery), ” he revealed.

Alhaji Shafani added that the Mayo Inne project would also promote self sufficiency in sugar production and sugar value chain in Nigeria as well as provide about 20,000 both direct and indirect jobs which will reduce restiveness among youths as well as increase wealth creation in Adamawa and the nation as a whole.

“With this gigantic project, I can tell you that industrialisation of Adamawa is sacrosanct. This is because it will improve the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) base and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the state, ” Alhaji Shafani assured.

Sahel Reporters observed that this multi billion naira project of Mayo Inne Sugar Production was coming into Adamawa state at a time when the administration of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has been creating enabling environment for investors to come into the state.

The Governor upon his assumption into office in May, 2019 has made efforts towards redefining the security architecture in Adamawa by stemming the tide of security and providing necessary infrastructure that will make businesses to thrive across the state.

The efforts can be seen in the areas of construction of flyover and grade interchange in Yola as well as rural and urban roads spread across the nooks and crannies of Adamawa in addition to improving electricity and connecting areas without power to the national grid.

Governor Umaru Fintiri has stated in many fora that his adminstration will improve the socioeconomic living condition of the people and transform Adamawa into a tourist and economic hub of the country so that the next generation will have something to proud of.

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NUC Approves 43 Academic Programmes For Federal University Kashere




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By Tom Garba, Yola

National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved all 43 academic programs presented for certification during the October/November 2023 accreditation exercise of Federal University Kashere.

This development was made known in a press release signed by the University’s public relations officer, Mrs Janet Ibrahim Ezekiel and presented to this medium today.

NUC approval document with the reference number NUC/ES/412/VOL.14/327, which was addressed to Prof. Umaru A. Pate, Vice Chancellor of the university with the caption, “Result of the October/November 2023 Accreditation of Academic Programmes in Nigerian Universities.

This indicated that in line with the provision of section 10 (1) of the Education (National Minimum Standard and Establishment of Institutions) Act CAP E3. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, the commission organized the Accreditation of academic programs at the Federal University of Kashere in October/November and accredited all 43 academic status

Among the programs listed were postgraduate programs presented for accreditation, as well as some existing undergraduate programs presented for re-accreditation, and others were newly established programs presented for initial accreditation, all of which were approved, with no programs denied accreditation.

According to the results, out of the 43 programs offered, all four (4) postgraduate programs received accreditation status, 32 undergraduate programs received full accreditation, and 7 other undergraduate programs received interim accreditation status.

” It is important to note that any Postgraduate Programme with Accredited Status and Undergraduate Programme with Full Accreditation will remain valid for five (5) years after which they will be presented for re-accreditation, whereas those with Interim Accreditation Status will be valid for two (2) years before being re-accredited.

“You may be aware that the Federal University of Kashere offers 98 academic programs, 49 at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. It is also worth noting that all 49 Postgraduate Programmes have been authorized and recognized; 42 Undergraduate Programmes have Full Accreditation Status, while the remaining seven (7) Undergraduate Programmes have Interim Accreditation Status.” The statement said

In response to the latest development, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Umaru A. Pate, thanked Allah for the good conclusion and congratulated all staff participating in the accreditation process, calling it a communal achievement. While promising to work toward solidifying the achievement, the Vice Chancellor also requested additional cooperation from the entire University personnel in his efforts to convert the University into a true fortress of learning.

It should be noted that the Vice Chancellor, upon taking office on February 11, 2021, pledged to strengthen the University’s academic standards and quality assurance as one of his administration’s six priorities, as seen by the outcomes of this accrediting exercise.

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Cleric Advocates Educational Reform In Nigeria, Berates Change In National Anthem




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Reverend Father Maurice Kwairanga, the Parish Priest of Saint Charles Lwanga Catholic Church, Ngurore is emphasizing the need for educational reform in Nigeria, rather than just changing the national anthem.

He believes that the energy spent on changing the anthem could have been better spent addressing the issues in the education system, such as decay in public schools and institutions.

The priest said this during a mass to commemorate Saint Charles Lwanga Day and also unveiled a learning institute to address the decaying standard of education across the country.

He said it is worrisome that structures in public schools are now death traps, and unqualified teachers are now mentors of the younger generation.

He said the church has taken the initiative to establish a new school, Saint Charles Lwanga Nursery, primary school, and college, to contribute to improving education in the country.

“We will build a world-class school in this part of Nigeria. As a church, we might not have the funds at the moment, but we have the will to do it. The Saint Charles Lwanga Nursery and Primary will have all the modern teaching equipment and qualified teachers, unlike what is obtainable in the public schools”

His message highlights the importance of prioritizing education to drive meaningful change and development in Nigeria.

As a church leader, he lent his voice in calling for patriotic Nigerians to invest in education by supporting initiatives that will strengthen the sector and improve the standard of education.

Highlights of the Saint Charles Lwanga Day in Ngurore were traditional dances from different communities.

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Gov Fintiri Mourns As Ndatam Wesley Fwa Dies At 85




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has mourned the passing of late Baba Ndatam Wesley Fwa, at the age of 85.

Governor Fintiri in company of his Deputy Prof Kaletapwa George Farauta, and other Government officials joined mourners at the family compound of the deceased who died after an illness.

Governor Fintiri described death of Wesley Fwa as a great lose not only to his family but, the entire Mbula Chiefdom and the state as a whole.

He revealed that the deceased’s wealth of experience will be sorely missed especially at a critical time in history of the state and country and urged the family to take solace in God and emulate the lifestyle of their late father and brother.

The Governor extended his condolences on behalf of his family and the government and prayed to God to rest the soul of baba Wesley in peace.

Responding on behalf of the family, brother of the deceased, Mr Al’ajibi Fwa, appreciated the Governor and his cabinet for identifying with the Fwa family in their moment of sorrow and wish him well.

Late Baba Prince Ndatam Wesley Fwa, died at Absolute Care Hospital and left behind 6 children, grand children and great grand children. 

Prominent among the deceased children is the former Demsa LGA Chairman, Wenakan Wesley Fwa.


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