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In a significant show of commitment to education development, Governor Kefas of Taraba State paid a noteworthy courtesy visit to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Secretariat in Abuja. The visit served as a clear testament to the collaborative spirit between state and federal authorities and underscored a shared vision for improving the educational landscape in Taraba.

Upon his arrival at the UBEC Secretariat, Governor Kefas received a warm welcome from the Executive Secretary, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, and a delegation of directors from various commission departments. The governor began by extending his heartfelt gratitude to UBEC for their unwavering support in advancing education within Taraba State.

In his remarks, Governor Kefas expressed his confidence that the recently declared free education policy in Taraba would be a resounding success, thanks to UBEC’s continued support. He reaffirmed his belief that the commission would stand by him in his mission to enhance educational access and quality in the state. The governor also took a moment to congratulate Dr. Hamid Bobboyi on his reappointment as the Executive Secretary of UBEC, acknowledging his significant contributions to the field of education.

In his response, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi lauded Governor Kefas for the groundbreaking nature of his visit. It marked the first time a sitting governor had graced the commission with nearly half of his cabinet, emphasizing the governor’s eagerness to collaborate and strengthen ties with the commission.
The Executive Secretary also commended Governor Kefas for his ambitious and visionary educational policies, which, he noted, garnered recognition not only at the national level but on a global scale.

Dr. Bobboyi also expressed his satisfaction with Governor Kefas’ proactive approach to the educational sector. The governor had meticulously developed a comprehensive framework and strategies to implement these policies even before declaring a state of emergency on education. The Executive Secretary couldn’t hide his pride in the governor’s leadership style and commitment to transforming Taraba State’s educational landscape.

Furthermore, Dr. Bobboyi assured Governor Kefas of UBEC’s steadfast support in making basic education accessible to all residents of Taraba. This commitment reiterated the commission’s dedication to fostering a brighter future for the state by ensuring that quality education reaches every corner of Taraba.

Among the Governor’s entourage were Barrister Zainab Usman Jalingo, the Commissioner of Information and Re-orientation; Honorable Peter George, the Commissioner for Trade and Commerce; Professor Nicholas Nimesen, the Commissioner for Agriculture; Honorable Nonso Gideon, the Commissioner for Digital Economy; and Yakubu Maikasuwa, SAN, who serves as the Commissioner for Justice.

– Barr Zainab Usman Jalingo,
Commissioner for Information and Re-orientation