JAMB Registrar scores Engineer Sule high for naming centre after predecessor

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Olyede, has commended Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, for naming of one the JAMB CBT centres after his immediate predecessor.
Prof. Oloyede made the commendation while on a courtesy call at the Government House, on Wednesday.
According to the JAMB registrar, the gesture is really impressive, especially at a time when some people are busy fighting each other, instead of facing the job they were elected to do.
“That you could have named such beautiful place after your immediate predecessor was very impressive.
“It may be ordinary to you but given our circumstances and what we see here and there, it’s  not ordinary at all,” he stated.
On the purpose of the visit, the JAMB registrar said he was in the state, alongside management of the board, to monitor the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding for the setting up of professional test centres in Lafia, signed between his organization and Nasarawa State Government, with a view to fine tuning grey areas.
While commending the state government for facilities in the centres, Prof. Oloyede however said there was need to delineate between the three CBT centres for easy identification, especially since 2000 candidates are expected to use the facilities.
He disclosed that after carefully weighing on the issues, they decided to name one of the remaining two CBT centres Engineer Abdullahi Sule Hall, while naming the remaining centre JAMB CBT Centre.
The JAMB registrar further commended Engineer Sule for securing the release of all the 26 FRSC officials recently kidnapped, as well as his inroads in education.
Prof Oloyede lamented that security has become a problem in the country, blaming lack of proper education and growing poverty as part of the problems causing insecurity in the country. 
Responding, Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, expressed appreciation to JAMB for bringing the professional test centres to the state.
While noting that the state is also monitoring the implantation of the agreement entered into with JAMB, with a view to making sure that it fulfil all its responsibilities, Engineer Sule said the CBT centres came at the right time.
According to the Governor, with the state’s proximity to the FCT, coupled with the attraction the state continue to receive and with industries coming into Nasarawa, the CBT centres were the right thing for JAMB to put in place.
Commenting on naming one of the halls after his immediate predecessor, Engineer Sule said that was the only right thing to do, since former governor, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura started the project.
He disclosed that the 300KV Akurba power substation, which he inherited at 70 percent completion, now at 98 percent completion, will also be named after Senator Al-makura.
Engineer Sule indicated equally that he will name the Farin Ruwa project when completed after the first civilian governor of the state, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who initiated the project.

Engineer A.A. Sule Commissions Remodelled Government House Press Centre 3rd September 2020.

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has commissioned the remodelled Government House, stressing that the decision to give the centre a facelift was informed by the desire to provide conducive working environment for inhouse press crew.

Engineer Sule commissioned the press centre at the Government House, on Thursday.

While commending the media for its significant role in propagating activities of government, the Governor noted that support from the media during the past one year, has ensured that the people were adequately sensitized about the policies, programmes of his administration.

“I must say that without the support of the media, our development aspirations would not have been visible,” he stated.

According to Engineer Sule, the media has continued to set agenda in its determination to entrench an all-inclusive governance for the benefit of the people.

The Governor emphasized that his administration will continue to encourage working journalists in the state, towards the discharge of their responsibilities, urging them however, to remain guided by the ethics of the journalism profession.

Engineer Sule warned that government will not condone undue sensationalism, even as he stressed that his administration is open to constructive criticism in the effort to deliver on its mandate to the people of the state.

The Governor disclosed that the remodelling of the Government House Press Centre, was carried out at no cost to the government, as according to him, the centre was refurbished from his personal donation, alongside some of his friends.

“The remodelling of the press centre was not captured in the budget, as such some of my friends and I pooled resources together to give the place a facelift,” he explained.

Earlier, in a welcome remarks, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ibrahim Addra, thanked his principal for promptly accepting to give the press centre a facelift.

Addra used the opportunity to appreciate working journalists in the state for being partners in the task of taking Nasarawa State to the next level of development.

Prominent dignitaries witnessed the unveiling of the remodelled press centre, including state Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, Director General, Nigerian Television Authority, Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed and members of the state executive council.

Others are heads of media organizations in the state, Lafia LGA and ALGON Chairman, Emir of Lafia, HRH Justice Sidi Bage (rtd), Andoma of Doma, HRH Alhaji Aliyu Ogah and top government functionaries.

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