Governor Abdullahi Mohammed of Bauchi State has reiterated his administration determination to provide equal education opportunity to all Orphans and Vulnerable children in the state.
Governor Abubakar stated this yesterday during the official commissioning of Ambassador Mohammed Chadi Abubakar Ophans and Vulnerable Children Vocational College Bauchi (BASOVCA) and the special Education Centre Intervention Projects
He said, the project has justified the increase and an allocation on the budget to education sector.
Speaking the Executive Chairman BASOVCA Alhaji Ibrahim Hali Abdullahi He said the college was conceived to give the vulnerable child an opportunity to acquire basic education and to achieve fulfilment in life without any barrier.
He said everything in the college is free ranging from uniforms, books, feeding and accommodation.
He said the college have operational departments including electrical/electronics, automobile, building, welding and fabrication, knitting and garments, carpentry and joinetery, computer installations and hardware repairs as well as conventional subjects.
“We are appealing for your order to direct total compliance with the law establishing BASOVCA which vested powers on the Accountant General of the state as it relates to one percent to two percent contribution of civil servants and public servants deducting from basic salaries of same. These remittance are the strength of BASOVCA”.
Emir of Bauchi Riwan Sulaiman Adamu said that it has please the almighty Allah to bring this development to our door step saying the people of Bauchi would soon demonstrate their appreciation in due course.
The growing numbers of singles mothers and orphans is at alarming while calling on the other philanthropist and non governmental organisation to invest in the children.
He urged parents not to abandoned their responsibilities as father but rather embark on training and proper upbringing of their children
He further tasked government to find way of encouraging others and reduce over depending on foreign aide.
In his vote of thanks, Chairman Nigerian Labour Congress Bauchi State chapter, Comrade Hashimu Gital appealed to Bauchi State Governor to direct all contractors in the state and local government to pay some token as part of their contribution to orphans and vulnerable in the state.