The Yobe State Government on Monday appealed to civil servants in the state to heartily support the government in its bid to rescue the state from the catastrophe of education decay. This is following the destruction of the education system in the state as a result of the years of insurgency.
The Chairman Publicity Sub Committee for Yobe Education Recovery Appeal Fund, Hon. Muhammed Lamin, said since creation in 1991, successive governments in the state have made a series of sporadic and bold attempts amidst compounding challenges to improve the education sector.
Muhammed Lamin, who is also the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, said this during a press briefing to update the media on the state of preparation toward the forthcoming Yobe State Education Recovery Fund Raising schedule for December, 4th 2021.
He said it is longer news that the decade – long insurgency has impacted negatively on the entire lives of the citizenry.
“The devastating effect it has meted on the state’s education system and structure is overwhelming and must attract the attention of any responsible government,” he said, adding that, “Governor Mai Mala Buni has since assumption of office in 2019, declare state of emergency on education.”
“Some of you have been in the state since the start of the ugly phenomenon called insurgency which has destroyed everything about our educational systems including the psyche of our children and parents,” Lamin said.
Muhammed Lamin further said the administration of Mai Mala Buni feels that the right steps must be taken to address this terrible trend in our educational system, hence the declaration of emergency in the education sector and the implementation of subsequent policies and programmes that will bail the state out of this quagmire.
“It is imperative here to state that, educating our citizens is to our collective responsibility as a people, apart from reaching out to people outside government feels that civil servants in the state should also give their modest contribution to the programme by contributing 10% of their November 2021 basic salary to the scheme,”‘ Lamin said.