From Uche Uche, Damaturu
Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni was yesterday presented with copies of the final reports of two committees, the Technical Committee on the Revitalisation of Basic and Secondary Education and the Committee on Agriculture.
The committees were set up by the state government with the mandate to strategize on how best to reform and revitalize the education and agriculture sectors in the state.
Speaking during the occasion which took place at the banquet hall in the Government House , the governor stated that the administration would immediately constitute Implementation Task Forces comprising of the relevant agencies and stakeholders to begin to implement, without delay, all the recommendations of the two reports.
“This is because given the fierce urgency of the tasks at hand; we have no time to waste. We need to have schools that equip our children from the earliest ages with the skills they need to succeed in today’s very competitive world. We need to have an education system that could unleash our children’s power of imagination and give them the capacity to be who they want to be in their lives,” the governor said.
He pointed out that with the report submitted, it would now give the administration the chance to turn the tide after so many attempts in the past and an opportunity to give the education sector the highest priority it deserves and provide access to the best possible education for children.
“I know that this is a goal we can achieve together. I believe this to be possible from the insights, and guidelines, and timelines contained in the report submitted by the Technical Committee on the Revitalization of Basic and Secondary Education he stated further.
On the report on agriculture, the governor pointed out that today, across the world, nations are increasingly turning to, and strengthening their agricultural sectors, to diversify their economies and build the foundations for a more sustainable, long lasting growth.
And as agriculture gains prominence, he stated further, nations are also cutting back on their dependence on oil and other fossil fuels which are now increasingly considered unsustainable and dirty sources of energy.
Thus, using the report that has been submitted, it is also our chance to transform, modernise and enhance our agricultural sector.
He therefore thanked the chairmen and members of the respective committees for their sacrifices, patience, and contributions, adding that the state government and indeed the entire people of the state are deeply grateful for their individual and collective contributions and for all the sweat and toil that led to achieving the report that is being celebrated.
He therefor assured that these reports would be the administration’s guide as it takes the most comprehensive and far-reaching measures ever in the history of the state to re-position the education sector and modernize and enhance the state agricultural practices.