By Ruth Oketunde
Abuja, Sept. 7, 2020 Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has urged the newly appointed Education Secretary (ES) to be professional and steer clear of politics.
“You must put in your best; you must be apolitical. You must be thorough and professional in all your actions,” he said on Monday in Abuja when Hajiya Maryam Baba, the new ES, assumed office.
“I want you to heed to this advice. It will help you. Leave politics to the politicians and be professional in the discharge of your duties,” he said.
The chairman also charged the ES to ensure the establishment of a sick bay in every primary school to check the possible spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
He also directed that only established professionals be recruited to man the clinics.
“I also want you to be transparent and prudent in your resource management and avoid fraudulent conducts.
“All Heads of Departments in the Local Education Authority (LEA) must be carried along as you discharge your duties.
“You must also do everything possible to strengthen your capacity on mediation and resolution of all disputes because we will never allow our teachers to go on strike,” he said.
In her remarks, Baba, the new ES, appreciated the chairman for the appointment and assured him of her readiness to ensure that high education standards were maintained.
Naija247news reports that Hajiya Baba, until her appointment, was an Assistant Director and Headmistress of LEA Primary School, Nyanya II.