From Abel Daniel, 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 for the Teachers Service Commission( TSC) or face the committee.
Chairman of the Committee Hon Daniel Ogazi, 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 TSC.
“As provision was made in the budget as requested by Teachers Service Commission for the purchase of the two vehicles for monitoring and supervising activities of teachers and other activities.
“We are directing that the office of the SSG return the two vehicles purchased or should appear before th committee to explain why the TSC is 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 achieve success.
The management of Nasarawa State Vocational and Relevant Technology Board led by its General Manager, Dr. Idris Umar Idris also appeared before the committee where he appreciated Gov. Sule and the committee for their efforts in tackling youths restiveness in the state.
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 among them.
“We have trained so many youths and still planning to train more in different skills to enable them become self reliant,” he added
Ogazi, 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 committee’s readiness to support the board at all times to succeed.
The management of the Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) led by Permanent Member 1, Mr Sameer Baraki appeared to defend their budget where Hon Ogazi, urged the board to commence the process for recruitment of primary school teachers in the state.
“We have passed a resolution in this House declaring a state of emergency on primary education through recruitment of primary school teachers.
“As there was no adequate 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 panel was set up to look into the recruitment of teachers into primary sc
Nasarawa State Bureau for Information and Communication Technology also appeared before the committee to defend its budget as 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 giving them adequate attention to succeed.
The Director General assured of his readiness to explore more ways of generating revenue to the state through ICT.