Zulum hosts Senate President as FG graduates 269 soil doctors  extension workers

… NYSC boss says Zulum released N400m

Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday hosted in Maiduguri, the graduation ceremony of about 269 soil doctors and extension workers.

Graduates selected from across the 27 local government areas of Borno were trained on soil analysis and extension services under the National Young Farmers Scheme, championed by the National Land Development Agency (NALDA) in collaboration with Borno’s ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries Development.

About 1000 youth graduates are expected to benefit from the training, which will be conducted in batches of 200.

Standing in for President Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Senate, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan commended the state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum for his excellent working relationship with the federal government agencies.

Senator Lawan applauded Zulum’s efforts towards transforming Borno state. He said the Governor, though faced with challenges stands tall among his pairs in providing governance to the common man.

On his part, Governor Babagana
Umara Zulum emphasized the need for more extension workers to revitalize the agricultural sector in Nigeria.

Zulum commended his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima for the huge agricultural equipments he procured during his tenure as the Governor of Borno.

Similarly, the Governor acknowledged the tremendous effort put in place by the Executive Secretary of NALDA for the scheme to take off.

… Zulum releases counterpart funds, stipends

Borno’s Commissioner of Animal Resources and Fisheries Development, Comr. Juliana Bitrus disclosed that, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the release of all counterpart funds as well as stipends to the 269 first batch youth graduates beneficiaries.

The Commissioner added that, the Governor also approved the allocation of over 15 hectares of land for the Young Farmers Scheme in 40 different locations.

Comr. Bitrus also said another 2000 unemployed youth would be trained on fish farming under the Young Farmers Scheme, while 40 other fish processors would also benefit from the same scheme.

Borno’s Governor, Proactive says NALDA ES

NALDA’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Paul Ikonne said inhisremarksthat, the Governor of Borno State is one of the proactive Governors that provided enabling environment for the Young Farmers Scheme to be implemented in their states.

In a goodwill message, the director general of the National Youth Service Corp, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim expressed appreciation for Zulum’s support to Corp members servingi n Borno state. The DG said, Zulum has in the last two years released over N400m for the welfare of corpers in Borno.

Deputy Governor of Borno, Umar Usman Kadafur, Senator Kashim Shettima, Senator Abubakar Kyari, representative of the Governor of Bauchi, Chief Whip of the National Assembly, Barr. MT Monguno, Director General of NYSC, state party Chairman, Ali Bukar Dalori, Secretary to the state government, Usman Jidda Shuwa, head of service, Barr. Simon Malgwi, and the Chief Staff, Prof. Isa Marte Husainni were in attendance.

Appointment of Prof. Fasina as VC FUOYE: Rights Group Drags Education Minister, NUC, Others to Court Over

Human rights organization, Tableland Society for the oppressed has dragged the Honourable Minister of Education, Chairman National University Commission (NUC) Chairman Governing council and Registrar of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FOUYE) to Federal High Court, Abuja over the appointment of Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina as FUOYE Vice Chancellor.

The plaintiff in the case with suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/250/2021 which also has Prof. Fasina as defendant also is seeking an Order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants whether by themselves, agents , officers, aides, appointees or whomsoever and however otherwise from recognising and dealing with Professor Fasina as Vice Chancellor of Federal University Oye-Ekiti.

Also sought is an Order of perpetual injunction restraining Professor Fasina from parading himself as or acting in the capacity of Vice Chancellor of Federal University Oye- Ekiti, and an Order declaring his appointment as Vice Chancellor of Federal University Oye-Ekiti as null,void and of no effect whatsoever and in his place the most qualified to be the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Oye-Ekiti be appointed accordingly.

The NGO is also alternatively seeking an Order directing a fresh and transparent exercise devoid of discrimination, partiality, prejudice in the appointment of the Vice Chancellor of the institution.

The grounds upon which the relief were sought include that the 6th defendant Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina was indicted by the committee set up by Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti for collecting double salary from both Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti and Federal University Oye-Ekiti.

“That section 42 of the Constitution has been violated by the appointment of the 6th Defendant (Professor Fasina) who failed the selection interview organized and that the Defendants have all endorsed and unjustly conferred the position of the Vice Chancellor on Professor Fasina who is not qualified at the expense of qualified candidates purely on the basis of discrimination.

” That Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina was the worst candidate at the interview but was unjustly favoured by the Chairman Governing council of the University contrary to section 2: 14C of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti Regulations governing the condition of Service of senior staff.

Copy of the originating summons signed by Morris Odeh Esq the lead counsel to the plaintiff was obtained by newsmen after the case was mentioned before His Lordship, Justice Iyang Ekwo who adjourned the case till the 14th April, 2021 for continuation of hearing on the matter.

It would also be recalled that the Tableland society for the oppressed has equally petitioned the independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on the subject matter.