Breaking: Gov Fintiri declares ‘free education’ in Adamawa

Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri has declared free education in public schools, as his administration’s commitment to provide quality education in the state.

He said the feeding programme is for boarding students in secondary schools across the state.

According to the governor, the feeding programme has resumed in nine schools and would soon be extended to cover all the 52 boarding schools in the state.

The program, slated to commence by September, said parents would no longer pay school fees, as soon as the program starts.

“As from September, parents would no longer pay school fees.

“Our plan is to make sure that government schools can compete with private schools in quality of education in the state.

“We are also going to recover all school lands encroached on by some people,” Fintiri maintained

“We need to address the issue of poverty which goes hand in hand with insecurity.

“When you were the Speaker of Adamawa Assembly the then Gov. Murtala Nyako with the support of the legislative arm introduced special policies of grassroots empowerment that was effective then and need to be revived.

“ADC as a party want to assure you of support; we will not heat up the polity for you,” Nyako

Meanwhile, Gov. Fintiri has ordered for the immediate sack  of local governments employed after April 2016 to date in state.

“We have started transferring power to the third tier and it is not going to be business as usual.

“We will not allow you to do what you want with the money meant to develop your Local governments,” he said.