By, Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni Of Yobe State, said the good grades obtained by students in external examinations in the last two years, has justified government investment in education.
He stated this today in Damaturu while receiving officials and members of the Progressive Young Women Forum.
Governor Buni said although the carnage in the sector was enormous, his goverment is determined to rejuvinate the sector.
The Governor noted that government has renovated and constructed additional structures in many schools to decongest students in classrooms, citing Arikime as a classical example.
“The destruction of infrastructure by the insurgency was enormous and far beyond the coffers of the state government and that is why we organised an Education Trust Fund under a high powered committee to assist in revitalising the sector.
He explained that government embarked on training and retraining of teachers to enhance their skills for more productivity.
Similarly, Governor Buni, said the healthcare sector will continue to receive government attention to provide accessible and affordable healthcare delivery to the people.
“One area that is receiving government attention is wealth creation and economic empowerment which covers both males and females.
“Government is currently working on a programme of massive intervention to provide youth with employment opportunities” he said.
Buni assured the forum of government support and patronage “to help you grow”.
The Chairperson of the Forum, Hajiya Saratu Sabo, commended Governor Buni for his commitment to the development of the state.
She lauded the Buni administration for the construction of the largest Maternal and Child Healthcare Complex in Nigeria saying “this would check the menace of maternal and child mortality in the state.”
“Your Excellency, the Forum has identified with your selfless service to our dear state and shall stand with you at all times” she assured.