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Bauchi Fulani Community Appeal For Educational Facilities For Their Children



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Fulani Community Sabon Garin Yisin in Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi State has expressed fear that if the government doesn’t support the community with more class rooms and educational facilities their children’s quest for education would be jeopardized.

The Community leader Hardo Luje Mohammed Made the appeal during an advocacy visit to the community by an NGO, Women Development Initiative for self sustenance (WODASS) at Garin Yisin Community recently.

He noted that government should
come to their aid by complementing their efforts with classrooms and educational facilities for their children pursuit of education not jeopardize.

According to him, about one hundred and fifty children may abandon their thirst for modern education due to the lack of permanent school buildings.

“One block of classroom built with mud through self-help was grossly inadequate and may not meet the need of a large population of children of the nomads,

“Who nurse ambition for both modern Islamic and western forms of education,” he said.

The Community leader buttressed that the lone building now serves the interest of primary four-five classes while other pupils take lessons in the open, not even under three.

Mohammed who took the visiting team round the school site complained about lack of teaching aids, portable water and desks as pupils have to seat on bare floor to learn,

He added that the community has to rely on indigenous graduates who now serve as volunteer teachers.

“Therefore called on the Nomadic Education agency to come to their aid by correcting the wrong perception that Fulani people dislike all forms of education, ” he said.

He assures that if a permanent structure is built, parents who have withdrawn their children will be encouraged to bring them back.

Another Fulani leader, Hardo Gambo Abdullahi of Rugan Gambo in Bula ward said a two kilometer distance between his community and Jambil was stressful for children of the area.

He urged Tafawa balewa local council and SUBEB to set up a school at Rugan Gambo to enable children of the area Benefit from the dividends of democracy.

Speaking on behalf of the NGO WODASS, Mr Magaji Barde said the visit was informed by the need to scale up best hygiene practices in order to check the spread of waterborne diseases.

He implored Fulanis to extend their passion for Education to embrace best personal and environmental hygiene behavior that would add value to their social well-being.

Barde commented on Fulani residents of both communities for their self help effort ensuring that their request would be forwarded to the appropriate government agencies for necessary action.

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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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