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Adamawa govt retrieves schools’ lands allocated to individuals



The government of Adamawa state on Friday ordered the retrieval of lands meant for construction of schools, but allocated to individuals in the state.

The state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, gave the directive in a statement by his Director-General, Media and Communications, Mr Solomon Kumangar, while briefing newsmen in Yola.

He specifically mentioned the encroachment of primary and secondary school lands across the state, particularly in Yola, Mubi and Michika local government areas.

He maintained that the administration, which was committed to the revamping of education in the state, has directed the payment of matching grant to UBEC to access N8.2 billion basic education stimulus.

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“As a prequel to declaring free and compulsory education to shore up enrollment and halt the high level of drop-outs, the government has set as a target, the rehabilitation of 5,000 schools in the next six months.

“Gov. Fintiri has not only ensured free feeding for nine junior and senior secondary schools within the state capital but the programme will be expanded to cover 58 boarding secondary schools beginning from September.”

On security, he added that “The government has also initiated dialogue between farmers and herders aimed at ending the incessant disturbances, especially in southern part of the state.

“In addition, a law to impose harsh punishment on all categories of criminals terrorizing the state, is before state assembly, to provide the necessary legal bite for enforcement,” Kumangar said.

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