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APC Legislator, Over 10,000 Supporters Dump APC For PDP In Adamawa

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

The member representing Mubi South in the state House of Assembly, Musa Umar Mbororo has officially defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa.

The legislator alongside over ten thousand supporters were received by the leader of PDP in Adamawa, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri at Isah Ahmadu Square in Mubi South local government area Monday.

Addressing the mammoth gathering, Fintiri welcomed the defectors backed to the PDP fold revealing that he was not surprised with their defection because of the level of desctruction brought by the APC led federal government.

The Governor charged people to come together to rescue democracy in Nigeria, saying the PDP will continue to do what will make the country great in terms of development, unity and security among others.

He commended the immediate past Chairmen of Mubi South and North local government councils for maintaining security in the areas and vowed that government will not relent in steming the tide of security breaches.

He lauded Umar Mbororo for taking a bold step to decamping into the PDP and disclosed that more state APC legislators are on the way into the ruling party and restates that government will continue prioritizing people’s welfare.

Receiving the defectors, the state Chairman of PDP Barrister Tahir Shehu urged party leaders across the state and Mubi South in particular to accomodate the returnees and give them a fair share in all their activities.

The speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Iya Abbas said with the coming of Musa Mbororo the PDP members in the house has become fourteen in number and assured Governor Fintiri of their full support and loyalty.

The national deputy financial secretary of PDP, Adamu Kamale called on the people in the country to team up and join the party in order to change the APC led federal government in the twenty twenty three general elections.

The Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Auwal Tukur who is the Pro-chancellor and Chairman Adamawa State University Mubi observed that Musa Mbororo as a politician who command great influence in the politics is an asset to PDP.

Contributing, Honourable Jingi Rufai, and the immediate past chairman of Mubi South local government council and Abdullahi Munduba called on the PDP members in Mubi to carry along the over four thousand newly defected suppoters into the party.

The Mubi South local government party Chairman, Malam Ahmadu Sardauna thanked Governor Umaru Fintiri for his developmental strides, saying the development has attracted among others sixty political groups from APC into the PDP.

Responding on behalf of the defectors, Honourable Adamu Risku and Malam Isa Idi asked for forgiveness from PDP leaders and people for working against the coming of the Fintiri administration and pledged their support to the Governor.

Vulma, and Fali dancers alongside other artists entertained the gathering with various traditional songs and musicals alongside awards presentation to state deputy chairman central Yayaji Audu Gombi by Kolere Youth Kautal Hore.

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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.

SAHEL REPORTERS.

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