from Abel Leonard, Lafia
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, has directed the office of the Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State to return 2 Hilux vehicles purchased by the government to the Teachers Service Commission( TSC) or face the committee.
Hon Daniel Ogazi, Chairman of the Committee gave the directive when the management of TSC appeared before the committee on its 2023 budget defence on Tuesday in Lafia.
Ogazi, said that the vehicles were purchased for the TSC to ensure effective monitoring and supervision of teachers and other activities.
” We are directing that the office of the SSG should return two vehicles purchased by the state government for the Teacher’s Service Commission.
” As provision was made in the budget as requested by Teachers Service Commission for the purchase of the two vehicles to monitor and supervise the activities of teachers and other activities.
” We are directing that the office of the SSG should return the two vehicles purchased or being invited by this committee to explain why up till now the TSC are yet to access the vehicles,” he said.
Ogazi urged the commission to continue to be up and doing in ensuring effective supervision of teachers in the state.
Earlier, Pastor Benjamin Baka, the Secretary of the Commission commended the committee for supporting its activities to succeed.
Also appeared before the committee is the management of Nasarawa State Vocational and Relevant Technology Board led by its General Manager, Dr. Idris Umar Idris where he appreciated Gov. Sule and the committee for their efforts in tackling youths restiveness in the state.
” I want to thank you and His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule, for supporting our us” he said
The General Manager said that the mandate of the board was to train the youths in different skills in order to tackle unemployment and restivenss among youths.
” We have trained so many youths and still planning to train more in different skills in order to enable them become self reliant,” he added
Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman of the Committee assured of effective synergy
with the state government in order to tackle youth restiveness and unemployment in the state.
Ogazi said that the board is one of the agencies that is taking the youths off the streets in the state, hence the need of the committee’s readiness to support the board at all times to succeed.
Also appeared before the committee is the management of the Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) led by Permanent Member 1, Mr Sameer Baraki where Hon Daniel Ogazi, urged the board to put in machinery in place for the recruitment of primary school teachers in the state.
” We have passed a resolution in this House declaring a state of emergency in primary education asking for the recruitment of primary school teachers.
” As there was no primary school teachers in the state . The devastating effect of primary education in the state is worrisome, hence the need of our concern in that direction,” he said.
He assured of the committee’s readiness to address the challenges facing the board
The Permanent Member one of the board, Mr Sameer Baraki assured the committee of their readiness to always do the right thing in the interest of the primary education.
He told the committee that a committee was set up to look into the recruitment of teachers into primary school.
Also appeared before the committee was the Nasarawa State Bureau for Information and Communication Technology as Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman of the committee commended the 2022 budget performance of the bureau.
He also commended them for good 2023 budget presentation.
Earlier, the Director General of the Bureau, Mallam Shehu Ibrahim commended Gov. Sule and the committee for given them adequate attention to succeed.
The Director General assured of his readiness to explore more ways of generating revenue to the state through ICT.