Fintiri commissions over N900m TETFund projects in Adamawa poly
Senator urges more investment in girls’ education
Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, yesterday, commissioned six units of one-storey buildings constructed by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) at the Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, worth over N900 million.
Fintiri commended the rector of the institution, Prof. Ibrahim Umar, for supporting his administration’s policy on human and infrastructure development.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr. Dishi Kobe, told his host that his request for construction of the campus’ road network would be given speedy approval.
“You have justified the money given to the institution by TETFund. Due to your transparency in use of funds, all your requests will be approved, bearing in mind that you will put it to good use,” he said.
He warned students that his government would no longer tolerate destruction of school buildings in the name of riot, pointing out that any student that involves himself in unlawful activities would face the law.
In his speech, the rector disclosed that seven degree courses are presently undergoing screening at the National University Commission (NUC) for accreditation, requesting the governor’s approval for recruitment of 70 lecturers.
MEANWHILE, Sen. Nora Dadu’ut (APC, Plateau South) has called for increased investment in girls’ education in the country, to bridge the gender gap and reduce inequality.
While presenting prizes to winners of a beauty pageant she sponsored in Quanpan Local Council of Plateau State, she advocated more political will to advance women’s issues in the country.
The professor, who is the first female senator from Plateau, said: “I call on women to get actively involved in politics, because they have what it takes to provide dividends of democracy to the people.”
Represented by her Liaison Officer in Quanpan, Alhaji Salihu Bwalli, the senator called on women to continue to seek education to become responsible in the society.
Dadu’ut, who urged more opportunities for women to give expression to their voices in the scheme of things in the country, called on women to imbibe the culture of patriotism and instil same in their children by promoting unity in diversity.