Governor Sule charges Nasarawa students to be good Ambassadors

By Amina Mohammed, Lafia

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Nasarawa state Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has called on students of the state to be good ambassadors in the society as his administration has committed enormous resources towards ensuring that every child of the state goes to school.

 

He stated this during the five hundred-million-naira launch and fundraising for critical projects of Eggon Community secondary school, in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state.

 

Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, the governor said if the citizens are properly educated, more opportunities for positive change would be available for promoting social and economic growth in the community.

 

Governor Sule further commended the Eggon Cultural Development Association (ECDA), for the fundraising initiative.

 

The unity among the group make it one of the oldest and strongest group in the state today”.

 

The Eggon Community Secondary School was an initiative of (ECDA).

The Chairlady of the occasion, Prof. Mary Ango tasked the student to strive hard to reach their destination in life.

 

She said education is the bedrock for effective and successful community development as such, building solid and long-lasting relationships between communities are impossible if such communities cannot communicate.

 

Chairman of the occasion, who is also the APC National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, appreciated Eggon nation for establishing the school.

 

Adamu, who was represented by the Nasarawa North APC Senatorial candidate in 2023, Mr. Danladi Envunlunza, assured of his continuous commitment to support the school at all times to succeed.

 

Also speaking, the Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Dr. Mannaseh Jatau, who is the Chief Fundraiser, assured of his commitment to the development of the school considering the importance of education to human and societal development.

 

Jatau, who was represented by DG Diaspora Gombe, Amb Edward Sarki, called on Eggon nation to continue to unite in their interest and for the overall development of the society.

 

Presenting a Key Note address on the topic:  “The Roles of Sustainable Education in Community Development: A Case for The Eggon Nation, underscored the roles of community education in community development, by Prof. Evelyn Allu-Kangkum of the University of Jos, he said that sustainable education was a tested social tool that breaks down barriers through communication and promotes understanding and cooperation within local and global communities.

 

Voice of Nigeria reports that The President of ECDA, Mr. Mandy Abuluya said the school was initiated in 1979 with the aim of complementing government efforts in the area of manpower development, moral values and discipline.

 

Mr. Abuluya said that he declared free tuition fees from Junior Secondary Schools (JSS 1 to 3) in the school to enable every child of Eggon nation and other tribes to have access to education.

 

He advised Eggon and other politicians to play the game by its rules as the 2023 general elections draw nearer in the interest of peace and the overall development of the state and the country at large.

 

The President also called on Eggon people to continue to be law-abiding, embrace peace and unity, respect constituted authorities and tolerate one another wherever they are residing.

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