Monday, 5 December 2016

CAN, Labour, rights activist set for war as minister seeks waiver for Islamic Board.

Anger flared in the land last night, following a strident attempt by the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu’s move to resuscitate the defunct Northern Nigeria Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies,NBAIS, using funds from the federation account. 

To get the board back into life, the Minister had forwarded a Memorandum to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, seeking a special approval for a waiver to re-establish the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies as a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Education. 

Vanguard learned from competent sources that although the memo had been received by the FEC, the Presidency had asked that it be kept in view but it was unclear whether that had to do with funding or the mood in the land. 

Entitled Approval for a waiver for the establishment of the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies as a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Education, the minister enumerated the functions which the new board would play when established and pleaded with the Presidency to grant the approval for it to come into existence. The minister said: “The purpose of this memo is to seek the council’s approval for a waiver for the establishment of the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies as a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Education.


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