NEDC supports Borno with ultra modern digital transmitters, provide generating sets to Neuro psychiatric hospital

MD/CEO of the NEDC, Ambassador Mohammed Goni Alkali


By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri –

North East Development Commission (NEDC) has pledged to support the Borno State government with ultra modern digital transmitters to boost its radio and across the state, north east and lake Chad region as well as the neighbouring countries.

The commission also promised to assess in providing Federal Neoro Psychiateuc Gospital Maiduguri with stand by power supply system or generating sets to complement the electricity supply to essential departments so as not to jeopardize their departmental operations and services to the out patients.

The Managing Director /CEO of NEDC, Ambassador Mohammed Goni Alkali made the pledges Friday when the Borno State Commissioner of Information and Internal Secuorty, Professor Mohammed Tar led a ministerial delegation of his ministry on a courtesy call in Maiduguri.

Alhaji Alkali further handed over the commissioner the share of Borno state allocation of the JICS Public Addressing System for onward distribution to the 27 LGAs Information Officers of the state which was donated by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) for all the LGAs across the six states of the north east.

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Yobe State University, Alhaji Adam Mustapha Goni,also led a delegation, including the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mala Daura, and the Registrar, Alkali Gazali, on a courtesy visit to the North East Development Commission (NEDC) head office Maiduguri

The delegation was at the NEDC Headquarters, Maiduguri, to amongst other things thank the the Commission for previous support and intervention to the institution.

The Pro-Chancellor said it was agreed During the 37th council meeting of the University that a formal letter of appreciation would be sent to the NEDC in recognition of the commission’s contributions.

He noted that the NEDC has generously provided a 250-capacity ICT resource and training center, furniture and equipment, and assorted food items for university staff,” in the past.

Goni assured the NEDC of the council’s continuous support and highlighted the need for further assistance.

Over the years, he said more than 20 buildings of the university have been destroyed by insurgents. The council has requested further aid in the form of student hostels, utility vehicles, boreholes, and other key infrastructural elements.

The MD/CEO of the NEDC, Ambassador Mohammed Goni Alkali, reinstated the commission’s commitment to the development of the northeast region, emphasizing on the necessity to improve manpower capacity.

“One of our core mandates is to develop the Northeast, which requires significant investment in the education sector,” he said.

“We recognize that universities play a central role in education development, and we are eager to partner with all universities in the region.”

He affirmed that the Yobe State University is a major focus in their development plan, having already provided an almost complete auditorium.

Alkali ensured that the NEDC would carefully review the council’s requests and consider priority areas for intervention. The commission has also committed to providing scholarships, teacher training programs, and other educational initiatives.

He further encouraged the university to establish a center for intellectual engagement to address the core issues of the northeast region, similar to the centers that the Commission had set up at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).


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