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Nasarawa SUBEB Spends N45m to train 1,000 teachers in one week

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The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board has clarified how it burned through N45 million out of the multi-week to prepare one thousand grade teachers. The Board made this exposure in light of a Freedom of Information demand by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), requesting that it uncover how “the administration spent Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) assets on grade school instruction somewhere in the range of 2015 and 2019.”

This improvement was uncovered today in an announcement by SERAP appointee chief Kolawole Oluwadare. The administration’s reaction pursued FOI demands SERAP sent a month ago to the Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB), UBEC and other 35 states all-inclusive, essential instruction sheets, looking for subtleties of spending on basic training the nation over, given the poor condition of instruction in various requirements of the organization.

In the letter with reference number NS/UBEB/S/OFF-69/VOL.I/XX and marked by the Board Secretary Yakubu Ahmed Ubangi, in the interest of the Executive Chairman, the Nasarawa State Education Board uncovered that “Our partner finance for essential instruction in 2015 was N866,756,76 while the coordinating award was N876,756,756,76. In 2016, our partner store was N607,848,100.48 while the coordinating stipend was N607,849,100.48. The entire store we got to in 2015 was N1,753,513,513.52. For 2016, it was N1,215,698,200.96.”

As per the letter, “In 2015, we went through N45,000,000.00 in a multi-week to prepare 1000 essential one and two instructors on Jolly Phonics educating in our schools. The goal is to improve staff and student’s manufactured phonics in English language and to peruse and compose viably. The preparation occurred in the 3 Senatorial area focuses on the state.”

The letter with going with reports dated 21 May 2019, yet which SERAP said it got last Friday, read to some extent: “We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build three homerooms with one office at Kwagshir Primary School. Gibbs Scientific Nigeria Limited finished the development. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to develop 3 study halls with one office at Riri Primary School; Mujuru Puhu Services Nigeria Limited finished the development.” “We burned through N3,030,791.00 to develop latrine with four compartments; A. Odumu Unique finished the development. We burned through N220,472,000.00 on the supply of seats and work area; the provider was Innate Resources Services Limited.”

“We burned through N13,925,336.36 to develop 3 study halls hinder at Yarkadde Primary School, Keffi; the temporary worker’s name is Dan Dogara Oil Limited. The undertaking is 100 percent finished. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to develop 3 study halls obstruct at Feferuwa South Primary School, Lafia; the temporary worker’s name is Alfreda Global Ventures Limited. The venture is 96 percent finished; the equalization of N526,213.68 to be paid.”

“We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build 3 study halls hinder at Abebe Primary School, Keana; the contractual worker’s name is Calfee Nigeria Limited. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build three homerooms square at Igyomuh Primary School, Keana; the contractual worker’s name is Suleimaniya Integrated Services Limited. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to develop three homerooms square at Yelwan Bassan Early Child Primary School, Kokona; contractual worker’s name is Dougymarks Nigeria Limited.”

“In 2016, we got N165,000,000.00 which was spent as pursues: N45,000,000.00 was spent on Training of Primary One, Two and one Jolly Phonics; N78,110,080.00 was spent on Training of Basic Education Teachers and Administration on Clusters; N20,000,000.00 was spent on Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE); N10,000,000.00 was spent on Training of LGEA Quality Assurance Teachers; N8,250,000.00 was spent on Training of 165 ECCD Staff, while N3,639,920.00 was spent on LGEA Cluster Support Mechanism Training.”

“N78,110,080.00 was spent to prepare 1550 fundamental training instructors and school directors on bunch model in 31 focuses in the state. The preparation was for 13 weeks. We burned through N20,000,000.00 to prepare 300 educators to fortify arithmetic and science instruction (SMASE). The preparation was for about a month and a half. Additionally, we burned through N10,000,000.00 to prepare 150 instructors on Quality Assurance in our schools; the preparation took three weeks. We burned through N8,250,000.00 to prepare 165 educators on the utilization of educational programs and instructors’ guide, and instructional materials; the preparation took a multi-week.”

“We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build 3 study halls hinder at Wayo Primary School, Wamba; the temporary worker’s name is First Trinity Integrated Services Limited. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build 3 study halls obstruct at Apringbo Primary School, Doma; the contractual worker’s name is Honey Darl Pharmacy. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build 3 study halls hinder at Umme Primary School, N/Eggon; the contractual worker’s name is Abufat Global Ventures.”

“We burned through N13,925,336.36 to develop 3 study halls obstruct at Nahuche Primary School, Nasarawa; the temporary worker’s name is Nlonnu Global SGL. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build three homerooms square at Pesin Primary School, Toto; the contractual worker’s name is Sofian Al-Venture Limited. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to develop 3 study halls hinder at Mama Pilot Primary School, Wamba; the contractual worker’s name is VAASR Multi Venture. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build three homerooms square at Mudu Primary School, Doma; the contractual worker’s name is Baba Muha Ventures.”

“We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build three homerooms square at Saura Mada Primary School, Kokona; the temporary worker’s name is Ayime Kweyi Enterprises. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build 3 study halls obstruct at Tungan Nupawa Primary School, Lafia; the contractual worker’s name is Fas Field Investment Limited. We burned through N13,925,336.36 to build 3 study halls obstruct at Angwan Waje Salle Primary School, Lafia; the temporary worker’s name is Husnil Husna Nigeria Limited.”

SERAP stated: “We are concentrating the huge archives on spending on grade schools in Nasarawa State, with a few purportedly finished yet, also, some uncompleted. Our group is breaking down the all-out undertaking wholes, looking at the sums spent on tasks. We will distribute the full data on our site and online life stages without further ado. We have additionally set up a national confirmation gathering to visit the state and different conditions of the alliance to check the status of tasks against the aggregate sums supposedly spent and to converse with every one of the temporary workers included.”

It would be reviewed that SERAP had in an FOI solicitation to the Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board expressed that: “Since accepting office, Nasarawa State Government has allegedly gotten over N3.4billion from Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). Nasarawa State likewise allegedly gotten N47.6billion from Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) in 2018, at a normal of N3.97billion month to month.”

SERAP’s FOI solicitation perused to some extent: “In spite of the gigantic assets accessible to the State Government and the enormous budgetary allotments to essential instruction in Nasarawa State including from the UBEC reserves, a few of them around 1,310 schools over the State are wrecked, and with poor showing offices, in this way imperiling the fates of a huge number of Nigerian youngsters in the State.” “Nigeria is additionally a state gathering to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which require states gatherings to advance straightforwardness and responsibility in the spending on training, and find a way to improve and grow quality and free instruction for all.”

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IPOB: Buhari Govt Plotting To Give Anambra To Candidate Willing To Establish Ruga For Herdsmen

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The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of plotting to make use of safety operatives to impose a candidate prepared to determine Ruga in Anambra State.

Naija Information reviews that the outlawed group had declared a sit-at-home within the Southeast of its detained chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, just isn’t launched from the custody of the Division of State Service, DSS.

Many has interpreted the sit-at-home order as a name to boycott the Anambra state governorship election scheduled to carry on the sixth of November, 2021.

However IPOB in a press release on Thursday by its spokesperson, Emma Highly effective, has distanced the group from the upcoming election.

In line with the proscribed group, its sit-at-home order has nothing to do with the Anambra State governorship election.

The professional-Biafra group mentioned it’s centered on the unconditional launch of its chief and never the polls.

An announcement he signed and issued reads: “The worldwide motion and household of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our nice and indefatigable chief Mazi Nnamdi KANU want to make clear that opposite to speculations and blackmail, IPOB has by no means made any official assertion or referred to as for the boycott of Anambra State gubernatorial election approaching November 6 2021.

It would subsequently be incorrect for individuals to take a position or peddle falsehood towards us when there is no such thing as a foundation for such.

“For the sake of readability, what we mentioned was that your entire Biafra land could be locked down from November 5 to November 10, 2021 if by November four the federal authorities fails to launch our chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.

“Our place has nothing to do with the Anambra election. All we’d like is our chief’s launch who dedicated no crime to be held perpetually in custody. We now have gathered by intelligence the plot by Nigeria Authorities to maintain our chief in detention perpetually by frivolous court docket adjournments.

“Politicians should depart IPOB out of their predicaments. They need to cease dragging IPOB into their election. We knew their evil plans after they had been killing their fellow politicians and blaming it on IPOB. They need to depart us alone.

Utilizing social media to hyperlink IPOB to Anambra election exhibits most of them should not knowledgeable about plots by Nigeria Authorities and her safety operatives to hijack this election and provides it to whom they really feel to good the institution of Ruga in Anambra State. However that received’t work for them as a result of IPOB is forward of their sport plan.”

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Buhari approves new appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel

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The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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