Whole school

The aggressive approach by the government to address decay of infrastructure facilities in schools and educational sector is a deliberate policy of the government to salvage the sector from imminent collapse.

Speaking on the action of the administration, the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Alhaji Danjuma Sallau, affirmed the position of the government in making sure that both inherited projects and the initiated ones were prioritized for completion.

He explained that considering the holistic approach to basic fundamentals in the strata of education, it becomes necessary for the government to squarely address decays in infrastructural facilities in our schools as well as quality of teachers through training and retraining programmes for unqualified teachers, which necessitated the establishment of the Teacher’s Institute at Dandaudu and other senatorial districts in the state.

On urban reticulation of water supply within Minna metropolis and some major towns in the state, the commissioner explained that colossal sums is being expended on the projects with collaborative efforts of foreign partners, in making sure that the state overcome its perennial acute shortage of water supply to the people.

He stressed the need for residents of the metropolis to reciprocate the gesture by fulfilling their obligations by protecting facilities and paying their due bills to enable the government serve them better.

On the health sector, the commissioner noted that due to enormous challenges that bedeviled the health sector in recent times, the administration upgraded facilities in our health institutions in the state to meet the best global practices through accreditation of courses in colleges of Nursing Sciences Bida, the newly established one at Kontagora, School of Midwifery Minna, equipping some existing hospitals in the state.

He maintained that the enhanced statutory packages being enjoyed by Doctors and other health workers were prioritized by government considering their strategic role in health care delivery system in the state.

Alhaji Danjuma Sallau also disclosed that the Abu Lolo led government, has rehabilitated some federal roads in the state while new roads within Minna metropolis and other towns in the state are either completed or are in their various stages of completion.

According to the commissioner, the rural roads project is being addressed through Rural Access Mobility (RAM) recently flagged up by the governor.

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