By Auwal Umar, Gombe.
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya has declared that he will not toy or compromise education, despite the financial status of the state and competing demands in virtually all the sectors.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya made the declaration at the launching of community engagement programme of Better Education Service Delivery For All (BESDA) at Malam Sidi, Kwami Local Government Area of the state.
He said, tha launching of the program was in furtherance of his government commitment to ensuring the success of the scheme in the state.
The Governor also expressed dismay over the staggering statistics of out- of -school children in Gombe state, maintained that in order to change the narratives all hands must be on deck.
Governor Inuwa said: “If you compromise education, the future is at stake. No investment can be too high on education. Our experience with Boko Haram and other security threats in recent years are classical examples of the price we have to pay for our nonchalant attitude towards education”.
While maintaining that no religion is against education, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, urged parents, religious leaders and other stakeholders to wake up to the realities and encourage education for all in the overall interest of the state and for posterity sake.
“Reforming the education system is one of the cardinal objectives of my administration. It is only through quality and universal basic education we can give our children the knowledge and skills required to excel in a knowledge-driven 21st century environment”.
There were goodwill messages from UBEC Executive Secretary, UNICEF Head of Field Operations and other stakeholders who all commended the bold step and commitment of the Governor to revolutionize education sector in the state.