29th March, 2018
By Yunusa Abdullahi
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has described Education as the bedrock of development for any society.
The Governor stated this when he granted in audience members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers Adamawa state chapter who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Yola recently.
According to Governor Muhammed Jibrilla, his government will comprise everything for Education, explaining that already his administration has declared a state of emergency on Education sector and assured that Teachers priority is going to be the top most area and solicited for the support and cooperation of the NUT in order to move Adamawa state forward.
Earlier in his speech, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers Comrade Rodney Nathan told the Governor that members of the Union were at Government House in support and solidarity to the present administration under the leadership of Senator Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for giving education the desired attention by declaring a state of emergency on Educational sector.
Comrade Rodney Nathan called on the government to look into the promotion of Teachers and pleaded the Governor to revisit the retirement age of Teachers in the state from 60 to 65 years and 40 years instead of 35 years respectively .
He also called on the government to provide the required Training to Teachers in order to give standard and Qualitative knowledge to Adamawa children.
In a related development, the Old Students of Government Teachers College Yola have commended Governor Muhammed Jibrilla for his giant strides in reviving Teachers Colleges in Adamawa state.
The President of the Association Comrade Rodney Nathan stated this when members of the association paid a courtesy call on Governor Muhammed Jibrilla at Government House, explained that the group had identifies with the laudable achievements of the present administration in area of Education.
Comrade Rodney Nathan said the association is a partner in progress of the state, explained that the recent decision taken by the government to allocate part of the school for expansion of Federal Medical Center Yola is a welcome development, stressing that it is aimed at the overall benefit of the people of the state.
He also appealed for the construction of the road leading to the college, pointing out that efforts have been intensified to provide sporting facilities in the College.
While responding Governor Muhammed Jibrilla said his administration intends to change the narrative of the state and assured that he will support the school and will construct a befitting road to the college.
The Governor however called on the people of the Adamawa to be united for the overall development of the state. " Let's join hands together in developing Adamawa state, We don't have any other states apart from Adamawa " he added.