Samuel Luka, Bauchi
President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been lobbied to appoint former Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund), Professor Sulaiman Elias Bogoro as education minister when forming his cabinet.
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Sani Al’ameen Muhammad who made the in a press statement yesterday, explained that Professor Bogoro who performed creditably well when he served as the executive secretary of the Tetfund is capable of addressing the lingering problems of the education sector
Al’ameen who aspired to fly the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Bauchi ahead of the 2023 election advised President Bola Tinubu to appoint competent people such as Professor Bogoro to serve in his administration.
The APC Chieftain who congratulated Tinubu on his inauguration as president, expressed optimisms that Nigeria would be great if Tinubus plans of working with experts and technocrats are “religiously and meticulously” implemented.
He said that the country is facing myriads of challenges such as high level of insecurity, poor and nose-diving economy, derelict infrastructure, youth unemployment and the hydra-headed corruption among others that require urgent and decisive actions.
According to Alhaji Al’ameen, Nigeria is facing setback in education, Health care, adding that almost all critical sectors are rotten.
The APC Chieftain however said, “with experts and technocrats like Bogoro, they can offer their best to correct the woes of the past”.
Al’ameen who said that Nigeria is endowed with adequate human resources that can turn her fortunes around, insisted that the president select the best hands to enable his administration deliver.
While describing Bogoro as an “intellectual colossus and untarnished technocrat”, Alhaji Al’ameen said his footprints on the sands of public service remain irreversible.
He said Prof Bogoro has not only provided inspiring moments of irrevocable commitment to hard work but his life epitomises nationalism and patriotism across various divides that define the Nigerian State.
According to him, Prof Bogoro is a study in unfathomable humility and unrivalled intellectual prowess in providing leadership, adding that he never look back once his hands are put to the plough.
Alhaji Al’ameen who recalled that Prof Bogoro was appointed as the Executive Secretary of TETFund by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014, said he was later relieved of his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016.
“His brief absence at TETFund abruptly came to an end when he was returned to the Fund where he was later nicknamed ‘father of Research and Development”, the APC stalwart explained.
He said, if appointed as education minister, Professor Bogoro who has earned the respect of ASUU and Nigerian students will address the lingering problems in the sector.