Nasarawa Assembly begins oversight functions

Rt. Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala, the Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Deputy Majority Leader

Nasarawa Assembly begins oversight functions

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education, has commended Governor Abdullahi Sule for his efforts in developing the education sector in the State.

This, the House commenced oversight functions to government ministries, departments and agencies to take a look at their budget performances.

Rt. Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala, the Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Deputy Majority Leader of the House gave the commendation when the management of the State Scholarship Board appeared before the committee on its budget performance today in Lafia.

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Abel said that Gov. Sule deserves commendation for prioritizing the education sector in the State.

“As Education is key to human and societal development, no nation will achieve meaningful development without sound education,” he said.

“The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has empowered us to oversight your offices to assess your budget performance,” he said

He assured of the committee’s determination to collaborate with the state government in order to provide sound and quality education to the people of the State.

” I want to appreciate His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule for his efforts in the education sector

” Gov. Sule has zeal and passion for education and we will support him to succeed,” he said

The Deputy Majority Leader assured the board of the committee’s support to succeed.

He promised to address their challenges of low overhead cost, operational vehicles and delay on releases among others.

” We will take your matters up and ensure that they are addressed in the interest of our children and the education sector” he added.

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Earlier, Hajiya Sa’adatu Yahaya, the Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Scholarship Board appreciated the committee and the state government for supporting their activities to succeed.

She also commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s administration for prioritizing students welfare.

The Executive Secretary however enumerated the challenges facing the board to include low overhead, non operational vehicles and delay in releases.

Also appearing before the committee was the management of Nasarawa State Information Technology and Digital Economy where the Chairman of the Committee, Rt. Hon. Abel Bala commended the Director General of the agency, Haruna Sani for being up and doing in training the students and other people of the state in ICT.

” You are doing very well in terms of ICT training, the committee will continue to support you for the overall development of your agency” he said.

He also appreciated Gov. Abdullahi Sule for supporting the agency to succeed.

Earlier, the DG, Nasarawa State Information Technology and Digital Economy, Mr Haruna Sani appreciated the committee for the support the agency is enjoying from it and called for its sustenance.

He assured of his commitment to train more people of the State on ICT considering its importance to societal development.

Rt. Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala, the Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Deputy Majority Leader
Rt. Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala, the Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Deputy Majority Leader

” We also have partnership with JAMB where we do registration for students across the State,” he said

Similarly, the committee also hosted the management of Nasarawa State Vocational and Relevant Technology Board led by its Acting General Manager, Engr. Kasimu Hamidu where he identified the challenges facing the board to include manpower, funding among others.

He appreciated Gov. Sule and the committee for giving their attention to the board to succeed.

 

The General Manager said that the board was established to train youths in different skills acquisitions programmes.

Responding, Rt. Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala, the Chairman of the committee assured the board of the committee’s readiness to address the challenges facing the board.

He said that manpower is key to the development of any office or agency.

The committee Chairman urged the board to be up and doing in training more youths and other people of the State in different skills acquisition programmes.

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