Vice president Namadi Sambo has called on the striking members of ASUU to call off their strike in the interest of the students and the nation. Arc Sambo made this call on Sunday in Gadau, Bauchi state, while commissioning the State University.
The Vice president added “ASUU should note that during negotiations, it requested the Federal Government to shift its position from its previous stance and the federal government did so positively. It is now the turn of ASUU to reciprocate this gesture by considering its position and act speedily to save our education from deterioration.”
Sambo, However lauded the achievements of Isa Yuguda’s government on its efforts at tackling the problems confronting the education sector in the state. He commended the governor’s holistic approach and also praised him for the full utilization of MDGs funds accruing to the state to education and other critical areas.
Earlier In his remark, Governor of Bauchi state Isa Yuguda stated that the establishment of the university was informed by the realization of the role played by tertiary institutions of learning in the
socio-economic development of any society. He added that the university would afford indigenes and other Nigerians the opportunity to access university education and to acquire knowledge and the exposure needed to contribute their quota to their various communities, states and the nation at large.
Also , the Vice president has stated government’s resolve to hasten the completion of all dualised road projects across the country.
Sambo made the disclosure today while on a visit to the palace of the emir of Katagun in Azare, Bauchi State, to pay his homage.
The Vice President who was responding to a call made by the emirate on the federal government to complete the dualization of the Kano Maiduguri road disclosed that the major priority of the Federal
government on road projects was the completion of all dualised road projects across the country. He further stated that in order to hasten the completion of these projects, the Federal Government was
committing part of the SURE-P funds to ensure that that there were adequate funds for the projects.
Also, Sambo informed the emirate on the progress made by the federal government in the Kafin Zaki Dam project, as approval has been given by the President for the implementation of the project and that the federal government was working assiduously towards its realization.
Earlier in his remarks, the Emir of Katagum HRH Muhammad Kabir Umar, who spoke through the Waziri of Katagum, Sule Katagum, expressed the gratitude of the emirate for the visit especially as it covers key human development areas like agriculture, education, healthcare and other infrastructural development.
The Emir used the opportunity to call on the federal government to hasten the execution of the Kafin Zaki Dam as all the environmental and technical issues concerning the project had been resolved and the contract has been awarded. He added that when completed, the project
would be the largest dam project in the country, and that the dam would have the capacity to irrigate about one thousand hectares of land, create large-scale employment, provide food and cash crops as well as fisheries and other economic activities to the people.
The Emir also appealed to the federal government to hasten the completion of the dualised Kano-Maiduguri road as a large portion of the road cut across the Katagum as well Jama’are emirates in Bauchi State.