Newly appointed Executive Secretary, ES, National Commission for Nomadic Education, NCNE, Professor Bashir A. Usman said President Muhammadu Buhari has directed him end impunity in Nomadic Education in the country.
Prof Usman, who was speaking while taking over the mantle of leadership from the immediate past boss of the commission, Prof. Rashid A. Aderinoye, said the president gave him two other mandates to deliver as new head of the commission.
Making the declaration while taking over the commission, Friday, in Kaduna,
Prof. Usman said the other mandates are ensure that nomadic education meets the needs of those for whom it was meant and therefore serves as mirror of the President’s intent for purposeful education and then to be just.
Prof. Usman, who commended his predecessor for success recorded during his tenure, promised to implement the three mandates to the letter and assured staff of fairness in all things.
Further, he promised to reward those committed to hard work, stressing that he intends to stop all forms of impunity and advised those who would not be comfortable with dedicated service to hand in their resignation.
Earlier in his handing over speech, the outgoing Executive Secretary, Prof. Aderinoye, said the commission has made tremendous impact in 99 nomadic communities where a block of three classrooms, office and VP toilet were constructed.
Prof. Aderinoye said the success of the projects were made possible through unprecedented financial support through the ES Board of the commission Dr. Suleiman Dikko to the tune of N845 million.
He said the support was repeated in 2015, adding that “Because of the financial situation in the country, only N500 million was released as at the time of this report, leaving a balance of N345 million”.
Aderinoye stated that aside the impact of the commission in 99 communities where the projects took place, the financial support also enhance their monitoring effort with a Prado jeep and three hilux acquired.
“Four key subjects and teachers’ professional development were embarked upon in addition to training in report writing and development of strategic plan.
According to him, plans were ongoing to conduct national monitoring programme as soon as fund is available.
While he commended African Development Bank for it support with ten vocational centres he said two of the centres located in Ladduga Grazing Reserve and Km26 Kaduna-Abuja express way were under the supervision of the commission.
“The two sites are mini factory which will be an asset to the commission in future and appealed to Dr. Umar Ardo not to relent until he sees to the great success of the project.
Some of the challenges encountered during his administration that required urgent intervention include funding, urging federal government to implement the provision of UBEC 2004 Act Section 9, which states “Disburse to a state, local government and related agencies in the implementation of basic education”.
Others are the need to move to permanent site of the commission to Abuja to be close to education ministry, replaced retired staffs and recruitment of more staff, insurgency, cattle rustling and incessant conflict between nomads and neighbours.

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