From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.
The Niger State Government has reiterated its commitment to the total transformation of the education sector in the state for the attainment of strategic development aspirations.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane disclosed yesterday when he received members of Government Secondary School Zuru Old Boys Association, Niger/Abuja Chapter led by the Chapter Chairman, Alhaji Babadoko Swasun in his Office.
The SSG stated that education is the foundation for human development, any country or society that ignores the education of its people is at its own peril, stressing that education remains the greatest source of empowerment in the world.
The SSG who was a 1979 set of the school, enjoined members of the association to intensify effort towards fostering unity among members as well as show interest by participating actively in any affairs that would enhance the reputation of the school.
“Creating the spirit of unity amongst all members of Government Secondary School, Zuru Old Boys Association, Niger/Abuja Chapter irrespective of State of origin, tribe, religious or socio-political affiliations would continue to be the guiding principle of the alma mater”, the SSG stressed.
Matane further revealed that members of Government Secondary School, Zuru Old Boys Association are playing significant roles in the affairs of the country, adding his alma mater had serve and still serving Niger State and Nigeria as manpower incubator.
He told members of his alma mater that the second coming of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has re-opened another vista of development as well as afford people the opportunity to enjoy good governance through the delivery of dividends of democracy.
In his remarks, the Chapter Chairman, Alhaji Babadoko Swasun told the SSG that they are in his Office to felicitate with him on his appointment as the Secretary to the State Government by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.
The chairman disclosed that the appointment of Ahmed Ibrahim Matane as the SSG came at the time when the present administration is determined to reposition the state for a better tomorrow.
He called on the SSG to use his wealth of experience and address the issue of democratic consolidation which requires adherence to proper administrative procedures, transparency, accountability and popular participation.
In their separate remarks, members of the association resolved to take upon themselves the challenge of restoring and developing the physical, intellectual, moral and social fabric of the School.