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NYSC: 13 Corps members To Repeat Service Year In Taraba

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says thirteen Corps members are to repeat their mandatory National Service year in Taraba State.

Mr. Anthony Nzoka, state Coordinator of the scheme disclosed this during the winding up and passing out parade ceremony of the 2021 Batch A Stream II corps members that was held at the Trade Fair Complex in the state capital, Jalingo.

Nzoka noted that the service year of the affected corps members was extended for various disciplinary issues.

While acknowledging their performance, the state Coordinator explained that during their service year, the commitment, resilience, focus, and loyalty the corps members exhibited have culminated in the feat they have achieved and wished them well in their future endeavors.

“I urge you to develop the fear of God, have faith in him, and follow his divine leading. Do not sacrifice your age-long convictions, beliefs, integrity, and honesty at the altar of get-rich-quick schemes and social vices. Remember that hard work always pays. Nzoka advised.

Governor Darius Ishaku in an address called on the corps members to carry on with the spirit of selfless service, hard work, and patriotism they have displayed thus far.

Represented by the Director of Administration at the state ministry of youth and sports development, Mr. Joshua Luka, Ishaku said “I am particularly impressed with the fascinating and heartwarming reports of the community development projects you executed as groups and individuals which have contributed to the development of Taraba State.”

On his part, the Acting Chairman of the NYSC Governing Board who is also the Permanent Secretary, Taraba state ministry of youth and sports development, Pharmacist Zacheria Philip that was represented by Mrs. Jamila Ibrahim a Director in the ministry testified that the NYSC scheme has continued to deliver on its mandate by complementing the far-reaching community development programs of the Rescue Agenda of Governor Darius Ishaku.

Our Correspondent reports that 621 corps members have passed out of which 7 received a state Honours Award including Awofade Christianah from Oyo state, Fiito Barikaana from Imo, and Michael Dan Zaria from Kaduna state among others.

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NYSC Gets New State Coordinator In Taraba 

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By Sani Yarima

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Directorate Headquarters has appointed Mr. Ella Aji Williams as the new Coordinator of the Taraba State Secretariat. 

Mr. Williams is a Deputy Director with a wealth of experience and a reputation as an astute administrator. 

He has worked in several formations of the scheme, including Enugu and Kogi State secretariats. 

Before his appointment, he was a Deputy Director at the South-West Area Office, Osun State, where he demonstrated his competence and professionalism.

As the new State Coordinator, Mr. Williams expressed his desire to deepen the relationship with Corps Members, staff, state government, and collaborating agencies in the state. 

He urged all staff to feel free to make suggestions on how to discharge their duties effectively, promising to run an open administration.

During a general meeting, Mr. Nzoka, the outgoing State Coordinator, implored staff to cooperate with Mr. Williams to enable him to achieve success in the state. 

Mr. Nzoka also introduced Mr. Williams to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mrs. Indo Markson, and that of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Idris Goje, reaffirming Mr. Williams’s commitment to sustaining the progress already made in the state.

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Gov Fintiri Inaugurates ADSU’s 5-member Governing Council

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has inaugurated the five-member of the Governing Council of Adamawa State University Mubi in the Government House, Yola Friday.

They are Professor Maxwell Gidado SAN as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman while Alhaji ALiyu Mohammed Gabdo, Mr Vidon Jaule, ⁠Dr Ali Danburam and ⁠Barrister Hapsat Abdullahi Jimeta will serve as members of the Governing Council.

Speaking at the event, Governor Umaru Fintiri said the positive reaction of people towards the announcement of the reconstituted governing council has showed that the appointments were and based on merit.

With their tract record, competence and experience, Governor Umaru Fintiri believes that the appointees will deploy their efforts to bear in making the institution a world class university.

“The next story I want to hear is that because we have you, the University has broken into the list of the top 10 Universities in the world. Yes, I mean the world. It is doable because, that is my own definition of a world-class University.

“A definition that spurs us to compete beyond the Nigerian space. I want you to walk into the University with a clear mandate to work with the management to geometrically advance the three success factors in university-rating with required aggression, ” he said.

Governor Fintiri stressed the commitment of his administration to education, as demonstrated by its huge investment to free education, infrastructure such as construction and rehabilitation of schools among others.

“As a government, we are committed to the education sector, that we can’t settle for anything less. So, far we have demonstrated this commitment, by investing heavily in improving access, retention and transition, ” he said.

In addition to the ongoing construction of 21 model nursery and primary schools across the state, Governor Fintiri announced that soon, the government will flag off 3 mega senior secondary schools projects across the 3 zones in Adamawa.

The new ADSU Pro-chancellor, Professor Maxwell Gidado while responding, assured that the reconstituted governing council, will conduct its assignment with honesty, transparence and accountability to the best interest of Adamawa.

He said they will uphold integrity and work tirelessly to make the university a world class centre of learning, innovation and excellence in the nation.

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Gov Fintiri Reconstitutes ADSU Governing Council With Prof Maxwell As Pro-Chancellor

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has approved the reconstitution of the Governing Council of the Adamawa State University Mubi with Professor Maxwell Gidado SAN as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman.

Other Members include, Alhaji ALiyu Mohammed Gabdo, Mr Vidon Jaule, Dr Ali Danburam and Barrister Hapsat Abdullahi JImeta.

The reconstitution of the governing board is based on the powers conferred on the Governor by the laws establishing the University.

The appointment of Professor Gidado and others is in furtherance to the commitment of the administration to achieve academic excellence in the university.

The formal inauguration of the Governing Council would take place on Friday 5th April, 2024 at the Government House Conference Hall by 11 am prompt.

Humwashi Wonosikou
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

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