By Yunusa Abdullahi
Education has been described as the bedrock of development in any society.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla who made the observation when he granted audience the Deputy Administration of USAID and head of delegation of African Peace Initiatives (API) Madam Aler Grubbs who paid him a courtesy visit at his office in government house Yola.
During the visit, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla commended American University of Nigeria (AUN) for its support in uplifting the standard of various communities who benefited from the knowledge giving by the AUN.
The Governor also urged for humanitarian support from international donor agencies especially in the area of Education, stressing that Education is the number one priority of his administration.
In her remarks the Honourable Commissioner ministry of Education Prof. kaletapwa Farauta had commended the federal government and other international donor agencies for the bold steps taken in maintaining the education of the children who were displaced out of schools due to activities of in North East.
The Commissioner explained that the people of Adamawa state has suffered alot during the time of insurgency educationally and called on the federal government to assist in reviving the sector.
She also thanked AUN for partnering with the Adamawa state Government by providing pupils with educational materials at the IDP camps.
Earlier The Deputy Administration of USAID, and African Peace Initiatives in Nigeria, Madam Aler Grubbs said the delegation was in Adamawa state to partner with institutions and people and to address the impact of the insurgency in the North East .
The head of the delegation also explained that they would discuss with stakeholders in the areas of food security, Agriculture, Livelihoods, Health issues and peace.
She however said USAID is in support of the proposed Bill on the North East Development commission before the National Assembly, stressing that IDP relocation, reconstruction and the North East development commission her office are in full support and welcomes such development.