By Rotimi Odofin

Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo of Kogi State is advocating for enhanced funding in education to drive human capital development in Nigeria.

During a recent visit to the headquarters of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) in Abuja, Governor Ododo expressed his appreciation for the support provided by TETFUND to tertiary institutions in Kogi State.

He urged the Executive Secretary, Architect Sonny Echono, to facilitate improved funding for impactful projects in the state’s tertiary educational institutions.

Governor Ododo commended TETFUND for its contributions to the development of tertiary education in Kogi State, particularly highlighting the rapid progress of Kogi State University, Kabba.

He emphasized the importance of critical infrastructure development in tertiary institutions to advance the state’s agenda for accelerated human capital development.

Acknowledging the support received by higher educational institutions in Kogi State from TETFUND, Governor Ododo stressed the need for additional interventions, particularly through the Special High Impact Intervention Fund.

He reiterated the state government’s commitment to collaborating with TETFUND to further enhance the quality of education in Kogi State.

The Governor who applauded the leadership of TETFUND for the support received by higher educational institutions in Kogi state noted that the state government is in need of more interventions for its tertiary educational institutions especially under the Special High Impact Intervention Fund by the organization.

Governor Ododo who restated his administration’s agenda for human capital development in the state emphasized that education remains the most important catalyst for the development of any society and assured that his administration will promote key priority areas in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) in all the higher institutions in the state to ensure that no child of school age is left behind in the state.

In his welcome address, the Executive Secretary of TETFUND, Architect Sonny Echono commended Governor Ododo for his servant leadership approach to governance describing the Governor as a hands-on leader who has put himself forward in the service of the people of the state.

He promised that TETFUND will continue to support Kogi State through its interventions in tertiary education to enhance the Governor’s vision of accelerated human capital development in the state.

Governor Ododo was accompanied on the visit to TETFUND by the state commissioner for education, Honorable Wemi Jones and the Vice Chancellor, Kogi State University, Kabba, Professor KIT Eniola.

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