From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The National Union of Bauchi State Students (NUBASS) has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari for reinstating Professor Suleiman Bogoro as Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) saying the reappointment exonerated Bogoro from the allegations that led to his sack in 2016.
Speaking with newsmen over the weekend during a rally in Bauchi in solidarity with the TETFUND secretary who hails from the state, the NUBASS national President Comrade Ibrahim Hashim Abdullahi said that with Bogoro at the helm of affairs in Tetfund, more intervention programs will be implemented to upgrade Nigerian tertiary institutions.
He said that between 2014 to 2016 when professor Suleiman Bogoro headed the organization, over 10, 000 academic staff drawn from various higher institutions across the country were sponsored to undergo masters and PhDs programs, equipped schools laboratories and built structures in the 71 federal and states universities, 51 federal and state polytechnics and 61 federal and State Colleges of education across the nation.
“We are optimistic that his coming back to TETFUND as Executive Secretary is a blessing not only to the Education Sector, but the country in general. It is worthy of mention gentlemen of the press, the role played by some stake holders to ensure that justice is done to our very erudite professor Suleiman E. Bogoro and his subsequent reinstatement particularly President Muhammadu Buhari, Barrister M. A Abubakar, Governor of Bauchi State, Education Minister Malam Adamu Adamu. We therefore remain joyful and grateful “.
“Finally, on behalf of over three million indigenous Bauchi State students within Nigeria and around the globe, we solicit support and cooperation of all stake holders in the country for Professor Suleiman E. Bogoro as captain of the TETFUND to be able to succeed and take our tertiary institutions out of the woods”.