Gombe State to access 3 Billion Naira Basic Education grant, as Governor Inuwa Yahaya engages UBEC Secretary.
Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has recorded yet another remarkable feat in his quest to reposition and move forward, the frontiers of basic education in the state, as his administration is set to access 3 Billion Naira grant from the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC for this fiscal year within weeks.
This is part of the resolution reached at a meeting between Governor Inuwa Yahaya and the Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi in Abuja. In a release obtained by our correspondent in Gombe, through the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Media and publicity Mr Ismaila Uba Misilli, it states
“It was discovered that about 3 Billion Naira grant for basic education in Gombe state was lying fallow, owing to non full commitment of counterpart funding by the immediate past administration.
The Governor guaranteed to pay the balance of the counterpart funds within one week and access the funds for the development of basic education in Gombe state.
” We are here today at UBEC to familiarize ourselves and to know the level of compliance and the status of partnership and relationship between Gombe state and UBEC, particularly as it relates to funds that are available for educational development at the basic level in this financial year”.
“We have realized that we have some funds to access, close to 3 Billion Naira and by the end of next week we will fulfill our own part and access the funds so that we can judiciously use them to provide high quality basic education to our teeming people in line with Mr. President’s marching order”.
He said he has already obtained the commitment of the Commission to do the needful within the shortest possible time.
The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, commended the Governor for his uncommon show of commitment to ensure that the available resources for development of education in his state are accessed and deployed for the good of the people. He said “We had a robust and wide ranging discussion with His Excellency on how Gombe state Government and Universal Basic Education Commission could join forces to ensure that the basic education sector functions effectively in the state. “We are committed to our words and will ensure that what is due for Gombe state get there”.
It could be recalled that since his assumption of office, Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has been engaging development partners and relevant agencies in series of meetings on areas of collaboration and strategic partnerships in the overall interest of the state.