Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says his administration will continue to work in partnership with the Federal University of Kashere, FUK in a manner that the varsity can keep providing quality education to the people of the State.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya stated this when he granted audience to the joint delegation of FUK management and the Presidential Visitation Panel to the university led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Umar Pate at the Council Chamber of the Government House.
The Governor in a statement by Ismaila Uba Misilli, Director-General Press Affairs, Government House, Gombe assured that Gombe State Government under his leadership will continue to support the University based on the fact that the institution does not only provide tertiary education to the people of the State but also employment to its citizens.
He said the presence of the Federal University of Kashere in Gombe has helped greatly in reducing the risk attached to distant travels in search of tertiary education and has ultimately provided less financial obligations on parents who will rather patronize the institution than send their children very far to acquire university education.
On some of the challenges confronting the University, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya assured the management of the institution that his administration will do everything necessary to ensure that the varsity is allocated additional land for expansion.
On request by the University to have a link with the Leventis Foundation in Tumu for its sugar research programme, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said the initiative was in line with his administration’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Training Centre, saying his administration will look at the best way possible to collaborate for optimal results.
He said despite the paucity of funds being experienced by the State, in the midst of multitude of demands, his administration will remain resolute towards supporting the University, as according to the Governor what goes into the Federal University of Kashere will eventually trickle down to the people of the State.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya used the forum to advise secessionists and agents of doom to desist from fanning embers of disunity in the country, describing the unity, peace and progress of Nigeria as non-negotiable.
He said what Nigerians want is an improvement on what God has endowed the country with so that everybody can have a sense of belonging and ownership in the affairs of the country
Earlier speaking, the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Kashere, Professor Umaru Pate said they were at the Government House to officially introduce the new management of the University and to intimate the Governor on the vision of the new team going forward.
This vision as explained by Professor Pate is to develop the University and to consolidate on past achievements in the institution, saying anything less will not be accepted by his leadership.
Professor Pate said as a young institution, the Federal University of Kashere is desirous of development where its certificate can be respected, research work noted and its scholars acknowledged any where in the world.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Presidential Visitation Panel to the Federal University of Kashere, Dr. Mac John Nwobiala said the 6- man panel will appraise the performance of the institution in terms of leadership qualities of the Vice Chancellor, principal officers and governing councils with a view to ascertaining the extent to which they have fulfilled their mandate for public good during the period under review spanning ten years.
Bandits Chase Residents Out Of Kaduna Village For Failing To Pay Tax
Residents of Kidandan community in Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna State were chased out of their ancestral homes in their hundreds over the weekend for failing to pay tax to bandits.
The bandits had raided their community for hours, shooting indiscriminately, resulting in the killing of many residents and abduction of many others.
Some survivors told reporters that the bandits, who had previously terrorized the community, increased their aggression after some farmers failed to pay the levies imposed on them.
The Kaduna State Police Command did not respond to the inquiries made about the incident, as the Command’s spokesman, ASP Mansur Hassan, promised to call our correspondent back but had not done so at press time.
A resident, who preferred anonymity, said: “For the past six days, bandits have been frequenting Kidandan. But this attack was particularly devastating. They instilled terror, stole belongings, and abducted our people.
“Every resident of Kidandan lives in extreme fear. Our women and children are leaving in large numbers. The sudden and unplanned exodus is striking. They seek safety, heading to Zaria and other seemingly secured areas to stay with friends and relatives.”
It was alleged that instead of a permanent security presence, patrols were the only form of occasional security in the community.
This, it was alleged, allowed the bandits to strike whenever they sensed the absence of security operatives.
The Kaduna Bombing Incident Will Not Be Swept Under The Carpet – Ribadu
The National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu has visited the Tudun Biri village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State to commiserate with the people over bombing incident.
While 85 persons were confirmed dead in the strike and scores were injured in the most recent military mishap, Ribadu and the lawmakers are commending the commitment of security agencies to reducing the security challenges in the region.
The NSA who was in the village on a fact-finding mission, assured that the bombing incident will not be swept under the carpet. He promised that a holistic investigation would soon commence to avert the recurrence of such an incident.
“We are here to physically see and also talk directly to the people, victims, and families and make an assessment for the Federal Government. It is a tragedy and misfortune. But it has happened. What matters is: how we move forward, what we going to learn from here, and what exactly we need to do,” Ribadu added.
He commended Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State for his display of maturity and leadership in handling of the unfortunate incident, particularly in providing relief materials and other logistics to the victims.
Kaduna Bombing: Northern Lawyers Vow To Sue FG
Lawyers, under the auspices of the Concerned Northern Forum, have vowed to institute legal action against the Federal Government, demanding the payment of adequate compensation for the victims of Tudun Biri bombed by the military airstrikes in Kaduna State.
Recall that over 120 villagers were killed while celebrating Maulud last Sunday night.
Speaking for the Northern Lawyers Forum, Barrister Nafi’u Abubakar, noted that the forum would ensure that the families that suffered irreparable loss as a result of this unfortunate incident get justice.
Nafi’u, while addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure a thorough and independent investigation into this incident.
“It is imperative that those responsible are held accountable for their actions, and measures are put in place to prevent any recurrence of such incidents in the future.
“We also urge the Nigerian Army to reevaluate its rules of engagement and training procedures to prevent the loss of innocent lives during military operations. It is vital that the Nigerian Army, as a defender of the nation, exercises utmost caution to avoid any further instances of collateral damage and civilian casualties,” he said.
The forum, with over 600 members, extended their deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones during the tragic incident.
“We stand united with them in their grief and pledge our unwavering support in ensuring justice is served.
“The Concerned Northern Lawyers Forum will work tirelessly to pursue legal means to claim the compensation that is owed to the victims,” he said. Vanguard.
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