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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

The Nasarawa State Teachers’ Service Commission wishes to notify the Public particularly applicants who applied for teaching job and were invited for interview that, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, in his magnanimity, has graciously granted approval for the release of appointment letters to successful applicants scheduled as follows:-
Thursday, 15th September, 2022:
Toto, Nasarawa and Karu
Friday, 16th September, 2022
Keffi, Kokona and Akwanga
Monday, 19th September, 2022:
Nasarawa Eggon,Wamba, Awe and Obi
Tuesday, 20th September, 2022
Keana, Doma and Lafia
Time: – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: – Teachers’ Service Commission

2. Consequently, all successful applicants are expected to check their names on the portal via this link: www.tsc.nasarawastate.gov.ng Facebook, WhatsApp and other platforms (Social Media) and to come along with the following documents for documentation and collection of appointment letters: –
i. Original copies of credential
ii. Three photocopies of credentials
iii. Three copies of acceptance

NOTE: Successful applicants are enjoined to come strictly according to their local Government areas, to enable the Commission distribute the letters orderly. Any applicant who is caught in local Government other than his/her own local Government will be copiously embarrassed
SIGNED
Pastor Benjamin chindo Baka
Secretary
Teachers’ Service Commission

His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule receives ICT Innovation Governor of the Year presented by DG BiCT, Shehu Ibrahim at the Government House. Friday, 29th July, 2022

Nasarawa State carted home four (4) Awards of Titans of Technology

His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi A.Sule has given the Nasarawa State ICT Bureau a pat on the back for their hard work which has lifted ICT usage in the state , leading to many developmental achievements.

The Governor disclosed this as he received the Management and staff of the Bureau for Information and Communication Technology (BICT) who were at the Government House to present the State ICT Policy to the Gov. Sule, as well as present the third edition of ICT achievements, the Bureau Score Card and the awards of Most Innovative State of the Year and ICT Innovation Governor of the Year 2022 which were received at the Titian’s of Technology Awards recently.

Appreciating the effort of the Director General of Bureau for Information and Communication Technology and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT, Governor Abdullahi Sule said the growth of ICT in the state was made possible because of their effort and other staff of the organisation.

Urging them to sustain the tempo, the Governor said the need for ICT compliance in all government institutions is imperative, saying the new ICT policy that have been drafted by the bureau is apt.

Leading Management and staff of the Nasarawa State Bureau for Information Communications Technology, the Director General, Shehu Ibrahim said the Governor has blazed the trail in the area of ICT, saying his efforts has given a leeway for the growth of ICT, hence the awards of the most innovative state of the year.

He appreciated the confidence the Governor had put on them, which had made them succeed, assuring that the best was yet to come from the Nasarawa State ICT team.

Nasarawa ICT Soars with four (4) Awards at Titains of Technology Awards

Nasarawa State recieving ‘Most Innovative State of the Year’ presented by Former Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission Engr. Ernest C. A. Ndukwe (2000 – 2010) to the Nasarawa State Director General and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor at the 2022 Titans of Technology Awards.,

 

Nasarawa State wins Most Innovative State of the Year, His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule wins ICTInnovation Governor of the Year,, Director General BiCT Shehu Ibrahim wins Outstanding Promoter of Digital Economy and Senior Special Assistant to Governor , Haruna Sani Sani wins ‘Excellence in Innovative Service Delivery ‘ at the Titans of Technology Awards

Titans of Technology Awards now in its 18th year was established as a platform to celebrate Hi-tech most important movers and shakers; pioneers, Innovators, men, women, organisations and institutions who blazed the trail and used ICT to improve the way of life in our society. It is a recognition of overall excellence, of unflinching commitment and a lifetime of efforts in the service of ICT and humanity.

Titans of Technology Awards popularly known as Nigeria Tech Industry Grammy was established as a platform to celebrate Hi-tech achievements hosted by ace ICT journalist Don Pedro Aganbi, one of Nigeria’s top celebrated information communication technology (ICT) broadcast journalist

US/Indian companies to establish 30 hectares pilot maize hybrid seeds plant in Nasarawa.

Two separate private companies based in the United States and India, GGRL Agro Limited & Prasad Remington, have agreed to set up a 30 hectares pilot hybrid seed production and processing plant in Doma, headquarters of Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Representative of the companies and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), US-based Prasad Remington Seed Company, Dr. Dileepkumar Guntuku, disclosed this while on a courtesy visit at the Government House, on Friday.

While emphasizing on the significance of quality seeds on food production, Guntuku said the goals of the companies he is representing, is the breach the deficit in terms of production capacities of smallholder farmers in Africa, which remains at 1.5 tonnes per hectare, unlike the 10.5 hectares in the US.

Guntuku, who barely returned from inspecting the project site along the Doma Dam, couldn’t hide his excitement with the potentials of business opportunities in the state.

He said his companies are willing to contribute not only to the Nigerian economy but also help towards addressing global food security by ensuring that farmers have access to quality seeds that will enhance production.

He explained that this has become more imperative with prediction that by 2050, the population of the world is expected to reach 9.5bn which will put more pressure on food.

Gutunku pointed out that quality seeds are essential elements if the world will meet the rising food demand.

He said the two companies are together moving into Africa, particularly Nigeria, Ghana and Rwanda, with Nasarawa State chosen for its pilot project.

“Both the companies are into seed manufacturing and the processing industry. We produce the seeds and after post harvesting, we make the investment to set up the large factory,” he said.

He said they were at the Government House to sought for the support and cooperation of the Governor.

Responding, Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, thanked the companies for choosing the state to do their business, stressing that agriculture is a top priority to the people of the state.

Engineer Sule said his administration is always on ground to advise potential investors on areas that will be of maximum benefits to both the investor and the state.

According to the Governor, even though Nasarawa State is not among the top maize producers in the country, the idea of setting up the maize seeds plant will push the state to compete with the major producers like Kaduna State.

He used the opportunity of the highlight on the comparative advantage of the state in the area of agriculture, adding that currently, Nasarawa State is number in the country when it comes to sesame production, second in terms of yam and fifth in rice production.

“Nasarawa is doing well in agriculture at the moment. And one of the things that has gone well for us, we thank the almighty God and all our other stakeholders is the fact that there is ensuing security,” he stated.

He expressed the determination of his administration to reposition the state to take a leading stage in the area of food and crops production in the country.

“Any time I am looking at the numbers and I am not sure Nasarawa State is not one of the best five, I just jump into some other things. We are an agricultural state. We should be able to afford the top five everywhere we are. And that’s the way it is,” he said.

His Excellency Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule inaugurates state Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) steering committee

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has inaugurated the state steering committee for the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL), which will replace the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP).

Engineer Sule inaugurated the committee at a ceremony at the Government House, on Friday.

According to the Governor, ACReSAL is even bigger than NEWMAP, encompassing not only issues of erosion, but also agriculture and combating desert encroachment, which he noted, makes it imperative for Nasarawa State to key into the programme.

He explained that a lot of money running into billions of naira are being sunk into such intervention programmes by the Federal Government and World Bank, adding that Nasarawa State must not be left behind, with a view to taking advantage of the programme.

The Governor said his administration appreciated both the Federal Government and the World Bank, whose intervention under NEWMAP, saw to the construction of rainstorm drainage from the Emir’s Palace, through the Rice Mill area, which has so far, addressed the perennial problem associated with floodings.

“By the grace of God, the last rains that we had, we did not witness the usual problems associated with floodings in that area. Instead, we now have a different area around the Musa Ilu Road,” he said.

Engineer Sule expressed confidence that the committee members, under the Chairmanship of Hon. Yakubu Kwanta, Commissioner for Environment, will be able to achieved its stated objectives.

“I feel highly excited that we should be able to achieve the goals that we set for. I have no doubt that the competences that we put together amongst you, being the most relevant persons as far as ACReSAL is concerned, I have no doubt whatsoever that you will be able to deliver,” he stated.

Other members of the committee are, Hon Nuhu Oshafu, Commissioner Agriculture and Natural Resources, Co-Chairman. Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi Agwai, permanent secretary, Aluzi Emmanuel Mamman, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Hajiya Hauwa Ogah, Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Women Affairs, Paul Azegi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Transport and Housing, as well as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, while Elias Napoleon, Project Coordinator will serve as secretary.

The development objective of the ACReSAL Project for Nigeria is to increase the implementation of sustainable landscape management practices in targeted watersheds in northern Nigeria and strengthen Nigeria’s long-term enabling environment for integrated climate-resilient landscape management.

The project comprises of four components. The first component, dryland management will implement integrated watershed management planning and addresses challenges of large-scale watershed degradation in northern Nigeria. It consists of following sub-components: (i) strategic watershed planning; (ii) landscape investments; and (iii) special ecosystems.

The second component is community climate resilience. It consists of following sub-components: (i) community strengthening; and (ii) community investments.

The third component, institutional strengthening and project management includes investments to improve the enabling institutional and policy foundation for multisectoral integrated landscape management and climate resilience, as well as support to project management. It consists of following sub-components: (i) institutional and policy strengthening; and (ii) project management.

The fourth component, contingent emergency response (CERC) is a financing mechanism available to borrowers in investment project financing (IPF) operations to enable quick deployment of uncommitted funds to respond to an eligible crisis or emergency.

 

His Excellency Engineer A.A Sule approves recruitment of additional 550 teachers.

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has approved the recruitment of additional 550 teachers to fill existing gap in the educational sector of the state.

Engineer Sule made this known while declaring open a three-day workshop for principals of secondary schools from across the state, taking place at the Government Science Secondary School, Lafia, on Tuesday.

This window of opportunity for employment of new teachers is coming in the heels of the formalisation of over 2000 teachers appointed by the immediate past administration of Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura, as well as the recruitment of 400 teachers by the present administration.

The Governor however warned the Nasarawa State Teachers’ Service Commission against abusing the process through nepotism but to ensure that only candidates with capacity and competence are recruited as teachers.

He recalled that the erstwhile chairman of the commission was suspended because of underhand dealings in the process of recruiting the last 400 teachers.

“I am warning the Teachers’ Service Commission once more, that as far as I am concerned, I have not given the name of my brother, my sister, my in-laws or relative.

“I will not approve any list brought to me that has the names of brothers and sisters and relatives of VIPs. I want competent teachers irrespective of where they come from,” he stated.

Engineer Sule equally made known the commitment of his administration to provide conducive teaching and learning environment, assuring that Nasarawa State will not be left out in implementing the teachers act undergoing process of enactment.

In this regards, he directed the Head of Service and other relevant agencies to monitor the process of the promulgation of the new national teachers act, with a view to advising government for prompt domestication and implementation.

The Governor commended the state’s ministry of education for considering the idea of the workshop aimed at improving efficiency and building the capacity of principals in secondary schools for enhanced productivity.

He said the theme of the workshop, is in line with the desire of his administration to reposition the educational system in the state, adding that the topics earmarked for the workshop will enrich the principals by strengthening their performances in the management of education in the post primary level in the state.

The theme of this workshop is “Consolidating the Gains of Repositioning the Educational Sector in Nasarawa State Through Effective Schools Management and Administration: A Concern for Principals”.

Engineer Sule emphasized that education remains the bedrock of economic development of every society, playing pivotal role in the transformation of all spheres of human endeavour.

“This is in addition to the significant role played by education in nurturing our children as future leaders,” he stated.

He therefore called on the participants at the workshop not to spare any effort to not only imbibe but also demonstrate the lessons they will learn at the 3-day training..

In his introductory remarks, convener of the workshop, Professor Mohammed Isa Kida, CEO GMASS Consulting and Solutions, said the session is one of the human resource reconstruction recommended following the baseline survey of the educational sector of the state.

Professor Kida described the roles played by principals as important variables for educational standards and quality education in a nation.

“Schools need powerful and effective principals willing to foster a high level of student achievement and an effective organizational climate of their schools to make future generations successful,” he said.

According to the former university teacher, the principal whose responsibilities are multi-dimensionnal, need to be motivated, upgraded and dignified so that they influence and properly monitor the behaviour and academic climate of teachers and students effectively.

He commended Engineer Sule whose first three years in office has demonstrated passion for repositioning the state for a brighter and better Nasarawa State.

Prof Kida disclosed that 250 principals from both private and public secondary schools, comprising 200 from public and 50 from private schools, will participate in the three-day workshop, with selected cream of professors and seasoned educationists as resource persons.

In her welcome address, state Commissioner of Education, Hajiya Fatu Jimaita Sabo , said the workshop couldn’t have come at a better time than when all efforts are geared towards repositioning the education sector.

The commissioner who doubles at the host of the event, pointed out that since his assumption of office, Engineer Sule has remained unrelenting in his determination to reposition the education sector towards meeting the aspirations of the people.

Hajiya Fatu Sabo particularly commended the Governor for summoning the political will to devote lion share of the state’s annual budget to education, starting with 26 percent in 2020, 32 percent in 2021 and 36 percent in 2022, which she said is unprecedented even by continental standard.

She used the opportunity of the event to highlight on the inroads recorded by the ministry towards improving the quality of education in the state.

Highlight of the opening ceremony was the presentation to the Governor by the commissioner an award won by the state recently at the just concluded first conference of national educational management information system that held in Gombe. Nasarawa State was adjudged the best state in timely submission of quality data.

The commissioner equally disclosed that, based on the commitment of the state government, as well as the resilience of the staff of her ministry, towards repositioning education, the UNICEF education specialist from the Kaduna field office, will visit the state in July to provide technical support aimed at changing the narrative in the education sector.

Various speakers delivered goodwill messages during the event to include President, All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools, State Parent Teachers Association, National Association of Proprietors of Secondary Schools, Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, as well as the Head of Civil Service, Mr. Abari Nicholas Aboki.