Governor Ahmadu UmaruFintiri has announced that very soon the state government will upgrade College for Legal Studies Yola into faculty of Law to be ran under Adamawa State University ADSU Mubi.
The Governor made this known while presiding over the fifth session of ministerial briefing by the Permanent Secretaries in the state held at the Council Chamber of the Government House, Yola Wednesday.
Governor Umaru Fintiri revealed that his administration will revitalize the the institutions of higher learning in the state and make them more attractive so as to avoid losing their trained academic staff who transfer to other institutions.
On the ministry of education, the Governor directed the Permanent Secretary to compile and submit full details of report of the furniture capacity requirements of all schools under the ministry to the state government for necessary action.
The Governor who expressed concern on the recent report by the United Nation Children Education Fund UNICEF of a half million out ofMuhammachildren in Adamawa, vowed to change the narrative by making education free and compulsory by September this month.
Alhaji Umaru Fintiri restated the commitment of the present administration to accord adequate attention to agriculture and livestock production in the state considering their importance as the engine room for socioeconomic development of any society.
The Governor in response to concerns raised by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Livestock had directed that all properties and grazing land that belong to the ministry which have been tempered with or encroached by individuals should be revoked and reclaimed immediately.
In her presentation, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology Hajiya Mariya Adamu Nyako advocated for reviving the skill acquisition centres in the state that were closed down since twenty fifteen.
On her part, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Hajiya Halima Isa Ahmadu applauded Governor Umaru Fintiri for giving education a priority particularly the reintroduction programme of feeding students in the public secondary schools which have been forgotten for long.
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture Mrs Felicia Stephen on her part, advised that the Adamawa Agricultural Development Programme AADP Yola needs to be restructured by the government as the programme at the moment depends on non governmental organizations NGOs for running its programmes.
Mrs Stephen who said due to lack of attention giving to the ministry by the immediate past administration, the ministry had on one time failed to access over two point seven billion naira for lack of payment of counterpart funding of six million naira for Fadama Project in Adamawa.
While presenting the situational report of the ministry of livestock, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Malam Mahmud Abubakar said insufficient funding, lack of budget implementation among others were among the challenges of the ministry.
He called on the state government to as a matter of urgency take necessary action on the dirty smelling nature of Abattoirs in the state with a view to sanitising them for healthy meat consumption by the people in the state.