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Jigawa pays working visit to TETFund, seeks interventions for state’s tertiary institutions

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The Governor of Jigawa State, Malam Umar Namadi, has attributed the over 60 percent development in public tertiary institutions to Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) ‘s interventions contribution in the state

Namadi made this known when he paid a working visit to the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc Sonny Echono, in Abuja.

The Governor who applauded TETFund for its numerous interventions in the state, noted that the tertiary institutions in the state have seen tremendous growth in both infrastructural and human development through the interventions.

He gave an example of how one of the institutions which through TETFund intervention has expanded from having three faculties to six faculties.

Namadi also pleaded for more support from the TETFund as he lamented that though the Jigawa State government is committed to develop the sector, it was handicapped due to its low lnternally Generated Revenue(IGR).

“We need the interventions to continue as they are because TETFund is the backbone of the institutions. Jigawa has little resources. Our IGR is small.

We need to develop our education sector and the government is committed. That’s why we are here to ask for help. Please consider giving intervention to other institutions as you are doing to state universities,” he said.

On his part, the TETFund Executive Secretary, Arc Sonny Echono , stated that the Fund will continue to support the state’s effort in education development especially in the area of flood intervention and security infrastructure.

Describing Jigawa State as one of the pacesetters in emerging technology, Echono added that it was the reason the federal government had established a university of science and technology in the state.

He commended the state for its interest in human capital development and promised that the state will get its full share of TETFund interventions.

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