TEXT OF SPEECH BY THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN JAMDERE FULBE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (JAFDAN), COMRADE AHMAD MUHAMMAD LAMIDO, DURING A COURTESY VISIT TO THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF EDUCATION FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA MALAM ADAMU ADAMU.
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Fulani Youths National president of One of the prominent Fulbe Association Under the aegis of Jamdere Fulbe Development Association of Nigeria (JAFDAN) Comrade Ahmad Lamido meet with Minister of Education Hon. Adamu Adamu.
TEXT OF SPEECH BY THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN JAMDERE FULBE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (JAFDAN), COMRADE AHMAD MUHAMMAD LAMIDO, DURING A COURTESY VISIT TO THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF EDUCATION FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA MALAM ADAMU ADAMU ON 15 DECEMBER 2020.
The Honorable minister of Education of the federal Republic of Nigeria Mal. Adamu Adamu, the permanent secretary federal ministry of education, Directors of the federal ministry of education here present, staff of federal ministry of education, Executives National and state exco's of our great association jamdere fulbe development association of Nigeria and members of the press, ladies and gentleman, Good afternoon.
I am comr.Ahmad Muhammad Lamido by name also chairman of this association speaking on behalf of the entire members of this association.
We sincerely convey our warm and immense gratitude, we thank the Almighty Allah for giving me the will and ability to stand before you all to give the Honorable minister and address in respect of our noble association also to thank you once again for the opportunity you give to us despite your tight schedule.
All Nigerian citizens are aware of your contribution and achievement you have brought to the education sector since you assume office in 2015, most especially we the Fulani communities that have benefited from the nomadic education in our rural environment.
Honorable minister we are keen to let you know that all your achievements in the education sector is been acknowledged by all the citizen of this country, However there are almost about 1,500 graduates whom are volunteering to help the systems by participating in teaching in the Fulani communities which almost all of them have benefited from the nomadic education system, This gave us the courage to highlight to you some challenges faced by nomadic education in the Fulani communities which this great association were able to carry out research and highlighted the challenges as follows:
i. Lack of adequate qualified teachers
ii. Lack of proper communication
iii. Provision of additional blocks
iv. introduction of secondary schools
v. Orphans/less privileged sponsorship
vi. Adult education/skills acquisition
vii. To create awareness for peace resolution
Sir, this association has contributed immensely to the Fulani communities by introducing a programs called " JAMU FULBE" meaning peace in the Fulani language.
This program was introduced in the year 2018 to help bring peace to the communities that were highly were highly affected by inter-community crisis, drug abuse among the youths and also to enlighten the youths on the importance of education and skills acquisition.
In view of the above sir, these are the major challenges the nomadic education system in the Fulani communities are facing. We want assure you that, we are ready to work hand in hand with the nomadic education board for the success of this great program, this has also brought us to a point of requesting your kind perusal and support by providing the association with an operational vehicle that will give us ease in moving around all over the nation. to make sure illiteracy is been wiped within the Fulani community so as banditry, insurgency, cattle rustling will be history in our dear nation.
Finally, we want to thank you once again for your audience with the hope you will look into the problems highlighted to you and also been elaborated in the letter attached.
Thank you once again sir, we really appreciate your kind gesture and wish to extend same to all the staffs of the the federal ministry of education and wish to join you another time for brief on the achievement of the nomadic education in our communities, at this point sir, we would like you to extend our appreciation to the president commander in chief of Arm forces federal republic of Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari for his support in the educational sector and this specific programme,
God Bless Nigeria
God Bless Fulbe Duniyaro
God Bless Federal
Ministry of Education.