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Community heads applaud Minister for access to senior secondary education

16th Dec, 2019 | By Adaobi Nwagbo | ||

In unison, leaders of communities in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that benefited from the recent establishment of senior secondary schools have risen in applause of the efforts of FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello in that direction. They are happy that senior secondary education has been brought to their door steps.

In separate visits to Chairman, FCT Secondary Education Board (SEB), Hon. Musa Yahaya Mohammed, the community heads of Kuchigoro, Nuku in Gwagwalada and Abaji Area Councils respectively thanked the Minister for coming to their aid, after years of suffering. Noting that it is a good development due to incessant occurrence of road accidents, kidnapping and other security issues, which some indigenes who attend far distance schools are facing, the royal fathers said establishment of the schools could now end their afflictions.

Responding, Hon. Muhammad thanked the community heads for the visits and promised to extend their message to the Minister. He said that education is the cardinal duty of any responsible government and promised to intensify effort and synergy with relevant stakeholders to provide education to indigenes of the Territory. Speaking on behalf of the community heads, Hakimi of Nuku, Hon. Joseph Isah Sokwo, noted that with the establishment of the schools in their localities, the indigenes can now have unhindered access to senior secondary education.

Also speaking, Hakimi of Kuchigoro, Mallam Umar Maikasuwa, remarked that their children had suffered in time past, trekking far distances just to acquire senior secondary education. He noted that the new schools in their locality were a welcome development. Director, Administration SEB, Mallam Usman Aliyu, who also addressed the community chiefs, admonished them to send their children, especially the girl-child.

He noted that the schools were established primarily for the indigenes, urging them to cooperate with SEB staff members that will be posted to their areas. He also called on the chiefs to see to the security of the facilities in their various areas. The newly established senior secondary schools are GSS Gwako, GSS Usafa, GSS Kubwa Phase 3, GSS Kuchigoro, GSS Tukpechi, and GSS Nuku. Others are GSS Ukya, GSS Piyakasa, GSS Anagada, GSS Korudu, GSS Naharati, GSS Idu, GSS Agyana, GSS Kilankwa, and GSS Kabimangoro.

News Update

The Minister said this during the presentation of FCT 2020 statutory budget to the joint sitting of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on the FCT.

To ensure strict compliance with the Abuja Master Plan and permanently tackle traffic situation within Gwarinpa the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it would remove no fewer than 850 makeshift shops/houses (popularly called 'batchers') and shanties along the N16 road.

Speaking to journalists last week during commencement of sitting of a mobile court at the head office of Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), popularly called Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), in Mabushi, Abuja, authorities of the organization defended the establishment of the court saying it was set up by FCTA to decide the fate of traffic offenders.

Ahead of the planned revocation of plots of land situated in serviced areas of Federal Capital City (FCC), the FCT Administration (FCTA) has inaugurated a task team to holistically verify all identified undeveloped plots of land where infrastructure has already been provided.

Malam Bello made the pledge when he received a delegation of the FCT Sharia Court of Appeal led by the Grand Khadi, Justice Ibrahim Rufa'i Imam who was on a courtesy visit to FCTA.

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, made the clarion call and promised to reward such corps members who distinguish themselves during the one-year mandatory service..


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