ABUJA – Alhaji Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, has said that President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration would by 2023 leave behind lasting legacies that would serve as building block and foundation of the nation’s renaissance.
He noted that with over N1.3 trillion spent during his first term in office on capital projects alone towards the provision of infrastructure, the part for an enduring legacy that will outlive has been laid by the administration.
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The minister made the remark Tuesday in Abuja at second national conference organized by Muhammadu Buhari Enduring Legacy Network, promising to use his time in the sector to contribute and sustain the Buhari legacy.
Adamu, who was represented by Ben Gong, a director in the ministry, said his ministry has set priority areas toward sustaining legacy of Buhari in the education sector namely, reduction of the number of out of school children and increasing the carrying capacity of schools at all levels. To this end he said over 10 colleges of education and polytechnics would soon come on stream.
Other legacy projects in the sector he highlighted included deliberate measures to ensure industrial peace and harmony in the sector for the next four years; bring to bear on the sector, quality assurance parameters that would guarantee qualitative and sound education at all levels, adding that the foundation for pursuing these priorities has already been laid.
He pledged support for the group led by Dr. Peter Dada Osadebay, as he requested them to come up with ideas that will sustain the Buhari legacy.
Earlier, Prof Ibrahim Bashir, in a keynote address entitled: “President Muhammadu Buhari Enduring Legacy and the Evolution of Progressive Political Culture”, stressed needed for Buhari’s legacy people focused governance, party loyalty and discipline, positive leadership, financial prudence, political morality etc to be preserved and sustained to avoid a swing back to the dark days.
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