ADSG To Implement State Of Emergency In Education Sector

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By; Tina Phineas; Yola.

The Adamawa State Government is all geared up for the effective implementation of the state of emergency declared in the educational sector by Governor Muhammadu Umar Jibrilla.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr Umar Bindir, who revealed this to newsmen in Yola after the State Executive Council Meeting said that government need about N15 billion to overhaul the sector.

Bindir said technical and administrative committee has been set up, to fast track immediate, medium and long term requirements needed for successful implementation of the emergency in the education sector.

The SSG explained that the committee is to among other terms of reference, assess the instructions in the state with a view to strengthening them

“Government has demonstrated the zeal and determination to address education sector critically, without revamping the educational sector, we cannot move to the next level”, he stated.

“The quantum of money required to revamp the sector, ranges between N10 to N15 billion”, the SSG added.

Bindir also disclosed that  the state government has saved over  N50 million Naira monthly from the implementation of Maurice  Vonobolki’s E-Payment platform at local government level.
He said with all things being equal,the result of the E-payment committee work at local government level in the state is commendable.
“Government is saving N45 to N50 million monthly, that is to say, in ten months, government will saved half a billion naira”.
Bindir however, reiterated government efforts in judicious use of the N4.8 billion Paris Club refund, in settling outstanding salary arrears especially local government staff, health and primary school teachers in the state 

 The Commissioner for Education, Kaletapwa Farauta in her remark said the  council addressed all loopholes related to the implementation of state of emergency on education in the state.

“I have confidence that very soon, that challenges related with education sector would be a thing of the past in the state “she added.

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