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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has stated that his administration is working towards having a global curricular where people can be trained on various skills while in school and create jobs upon graduation from school.

The Governor disclosed this at the 22nd graduation and Prize-giving Day ceremony of El-Amin International School in Minna, Niger State Capital.

The Governor who was the Special Guest at the event, also explained that owing to the importance his administration attaches to education, he has declared a state of emergency in the sector, adding that the state government is also working out modalities to come up with Intermediate Education System to serve as guide to those interested in various aspects of University education in Nigeria

Speaking at the graduation, Governor Emmanuel charged the 2021 graduands of El-Amin International School to imbibe good attitude and virtues as they go into the wider society.

He emphasised that the graduands must ensure they display good attitude as it shapes their altitude urging them to be self-determined, show proper character and strive to make their families and country proud.

“I want to remind you that, as you lay your bed so you shall lie on it.

“It is your attitude that will shape your altitude. So, no matter how you see yourselves today, know that the greatest thing that will help you succeed in your lives is your attitude and the level of integrity and character you exhibit.

“I charge you all to imbibe these virtues as you go into higher institutions. This is the time to set goals and standards and to also aspire for their realization.

“You must do everything possible to bring happiness, good name and impact into your families”, he said.

The Governor then challenged parents to make sure they invest in the education of their children, pointing out that “the greatest part of education is the tutoring, mentorship, indoctrination as well as guidance given by parents.

“The parents have a lot to do in shaping the character, attitude and behavioural pattern of these young children which teachers alone cannot do.” He added.

Governor Emmanuel then commended the Niger State government for it immense contribution to the growth and development of education in the state and also appreciated the management of El-Amin
International School for their efforts, sacrifices and investment in promoting quality education in the state in particular and the country in general.

The ceremony was attended by dignataries including the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ado Doguwa and the Emir of Minna,HRM, Umar Farouk Bahago.

In the Governor’s delegation were the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Uko Udom SAN, Commissioners for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affiars and Information & Strategy, Hon. Frank Archibong and Comrade Ini Ememobong, respectively.

The Governor later paid a courtesy visit to former President, General Ibrahim Babangida (GCFR) rtd and Ex- Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (GCFR) rtd.

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Govt House, Uyo

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“When traveling in high-risk roads such as Abuja -Kaduna, Abuja – Lokoja – Okene or Aba – Port-Harcourt roads, then alert your family members, friends, and colleagues, to have someone on hand to pay off the ransom that could be demanded.”


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Final year students of the University of Ghana have been thrown into a state of shock and mourning as one of their mates has mysteriously died .
A level 400 student of Legon identified as Daniel Anane Wadie has passed on after leaving a mysterious message.

According to reports, the deceased, Daniel Anane Wadie wrote on his Whatapp status,โ€œWhen my body is gone, remember my heartโ€before his sudden demise.

It is unknown what exactly led to his death but the report says he died at the Legon Hospital when he was seeking medical care.

Legon Hyper1 who goes by the name @Elormdeezy on Twitter reported about the sad incident on the micro-blogging site whilst some colleagues of him confirmed the report.

It is believed that Daniel Anane Wadie died on September 9th, 2021, a day before his final exams.

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has commiserated with the families of prospective National Youth Service Corps members from the state who died Wednesday in a car accident on their way to Orientation Camp in Katsina State.

Governor Emmanuel made this known while receiving the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim who was on a condolence visit to him, Thursday, at Government House, Uyo.

The Governor who expressed grief over the death of the Corps members in the auto crash noted that it is painful to lose a child after investing much in raising them educationally and otherwise.

“We received with heavy heart the news of the ghastly accident claiming the lives of our young graduates and I could feel the pains as a father because not after you have finished sponsoring your child from primary through secondary school to University and then on his way to NYSC camp this happened.

” It is a very sad moment and a black Wednesday, well we canโ€™t question God when things like this happen, itโ€™s God that knows everything and Heโ€™s in control of everything but our heartfelt condolences will always and ever go out to the parents and the families of those corps members. Our prayers will always go to these our beloved sons and daughters who have lost their livesโ€, he stated.

The Governor announced his intention to lead members of the State Executive Council on a condolence visit to the bereaved families and directed the Commissioner for Youth And Sports, Sir Monday Uko to trace the affected families for a scheduled visit and prayed God to avert such a mishap in the state.

“I pray may it never happen again, we pray for the families of these young sons and daughters of ours, that God will visit them and God will always be there for them because thatโ€™s what will make a difference, no word of man, no sympathy of man can ever fill that gapโ€, he said.

The Governor thanked the DG, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim for his prompt reaction to the incidence and condolence visit to the state and families of the Corps members, describing him as a good shepherd who has demonstrated love and concern over the wellbeing of the Corps members in the Country.

The Governor vowed to clamp down on transport agencies conveying Corps members at night to long distances, lamenting that such sad occurrence would have been avoided if the transport agency did not embark on the risky journey.

In his remarks, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim described the incident as a sad moment for NYSC community and the affected families , praying God to console Akwa Ibom State and the families who lost their wards on their way to the Camp.

โ€˜It is a very sad day for us, I refer to it as black Wednesday, we commence our batch โ€˜Bโ€™ stream one orientation exercise on the 27th of this month and just yesterday we got a call on what happened and the entire NYSC family and the people of the state are completely devastated. On behalf of the NYSC management and Corps members please accept our heartfelt condolences”.

The deceased Corps members include, Upere Innocent Peter and Akpan Victor Joseph; graduates of Mass Communication, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic; Asuquo Miracle Effiong, graduate of Psychology; Ekikoh Stella Sylvester, graduate of Sociology and Anthropology and Ezuruike Coleman Chikwado graduate of History And International Studies all of the University of Uyo.

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Govt. House, Uyo

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