As President Muhammadu Buhari works towards constituting his cabinet, a group known as Forum of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria, has endorsed Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr. Suleiman Dikko for appointment into public office.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the forum’s national Chairman and Secretary, Comr. Ishaku F. Nok and Comr. Chidi Chielo respectively and made available to Nigerian Pilot in Abuja yesterday.
“Dr. Suleiman Dikko, a teacher by training, an education administrator of non-corruptible character and a lecturer per excellence, is a good choice to consider as regard education in this change administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Dr. Dikko has remained resolute and focused in consolidating the benefit of a corruption free education sector, in conformity with Mr. President’s war against corruption.”
The group also pointed out that it is only the ideologically driven persons that should be appointed to lead such a valuable sector as education.
According to the statement, the endorsement came as a result of an independent assessment of some quality individuals which they believe would add more value to the educational sector.
“We carried out an exhaustive independent assessment of some quality individuals who we believe would add more value to our educational sector and our spotlight was settled on the person of Dr. Suleiman Dikko.
“Our interest on Dr. Suleiman Dikko is ignited by his been ability to channel the limited resources of the Commission to proper use, as our assessment has significantly shown how under his tenure as UBEC executive secretary, school dropout children have regained their education through the free text books and library delivery to schools around the country.”
He further explained how vocational and technical schools have been given a lift in standard as more practical equipment have been delivered for free to schools.
The statement also noted that the girl child education has gained robust contributions under Dr. Suleiman Dikko’s administration.
“We plead with the President not to allow Dr. Suleiman Dikko to move away from the education sector of our nation as his academic skills will be much required to effect the needed change in our educational sector.

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