My achievement in education is unparalleled ― Tambuwal
Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has disclosed that the achievement of his administration is unparalleled in the history of the state.
He further reiterated his administration commitments to raising the standard of education in the State through the implementation of policies, construction, renovation and equipping of schools.
Tambuwal, represented by the Commissioner for higher education, Prof. Bashir Garba stated this while declaring open the 5th annual symposium of the America Chemical Society of Nigeria (ACS) with a theme ” Chemistry A Viable Tool For Achieving The Sustainable Development Goals” at Sokoto State University auditorium Hall in Sokoto on Monday.
He commended the society for contributing to the socio_ economic development of the country, saying the knowledge of Chemistry is critical for the improvement of skills and productivity.
“As a State government, we are committed to raising standards and quality of education. We have demonstrated this by renovating and reequipping facilities in schools he said.
Earlier the chairperson of ACS Nigeria chapter Prof J A Obaleye thanked the State government for their support in hosting the conference.
Obaleye disclosed that ACS as a body had contributed to the development of the nation stressing that ACS meritorious award is competitive because about 28 countries are members of the society.
He enjoined Students, corporate bodies, industries and individuals to join the society.
On his part, the chairman of the occasion Prof Magaji Garba the Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Gusau, a pharmaceutical chemist said Nigeria is yet to exploit 40% of its natural resources.
Magaji appealed to the minister of Science and Technology to implement the communique of the conference for the overall interest of the country as crucial issues would be discussed.
He enjoined the States Governors to harness mineral resources in their domain to avoid over-dependence on the federal government for monthly allocation.
In his welcome address the Vice-Chancellor of Sokoto State University, Prof Muhammad Sani Dangoggo, commended the governor for the initiative taken by his administration that contributed immensely towards the development of education and youths empowerment.
He divulged that the school is intensifying effort towards making the university an enviable institution in the country.
Dangoggo explained that the university had entered a partnership with several institutions and research centres by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance quality research.
He lauded the co_hosts Usman DanFodio University, Sokoto, Federal University, Gusau, Kebbi State university of science and technology, Aliero and Federal Birnin Kebbi for surrendering the hosting right to Sokoto state university.
At the end of the event, some individuals, corporate bodies, industries received the meritorious award of excellence.
The Sultan of Sokoto His Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111 was represented at the occasion by District Head of Bodinga Alhaji Abdullahi Abdurauf.