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Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by mostee4all(m): 7:05am On Dec 05, 2016
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.

“NBAIS was formally established in 1959 by the government of the defunct Northern Region to perform the following functions: To develop curriculum and syllabus for Arabic and Islamic schools and centres; to supervise these same Arabic and Islamic schools and centres; to ensure high enrollment of learners into the formal school system that would have otherwise been out of school with the attendant security implications; and to impart specialized knowledge on Arabic and Islamic Studies through the Arabic medium as well as other formal school subjects in English.

The Arabic school and Islamic centres are also to provide a platform for regulating Islamic educational contents that are sound, appropriate and geared towards the acquisition of positive values for moral, human and national development; to conduct final examinations for students in all relevant schools, in line with its nomenclature and mandate, and be responsible for the issuance of Junior Arabic and Islamic certificates and all other functions expected of such a parastatal”.

Marketing it further to FEC, the minister asked the council to note that following the creation of states in 1967, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, took over the running of NBAIS and that the Board conducted final examinations in 908 schools in 23 states and the FCT. He also asked the council to note that recognition of NBAIS certificates would go a long way in mainstreaming Tsangaya education into basic secondary education and provide additional alternative pathway for transit into tertiary education.

However, the minister was silent on the fate of the large number of parastatals and boards already under the Federal Ministry of Education. The FME has no fewer than 20 parastatals and boards, some of which are merely existing in names.

These include National Commission for Nomadic Education, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Universal Basic Education Commission, National Institute for Nigerian Languages, National Arabic Language Village. Neither the Minister nor his Minister of State could be reached for comments on the memo but a top official of the ministry who pleaded anonymity, said there was nothing wrong in establishing the board as long as it would add to the acquisition of knowledge. CAN, NLC, activist spit fire The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, the Nigerian Labour Congress and and an activist, yesterday, spat fire on the proposal, describing it as distracting and completely unnecessary, especially at a time Nigeria was bleeding as a result of harsh economic climate.

Although CAN said it was yet to get the details of the proposed parastatal, its Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Kwamkur Samuel, promised to make an appropriate response once the details were unfolded by the government. “We have not read the details of the proposal but we wonder for what purpose a nation that is supposed to be a secular or multi-religious state and also passing through critical period of economic recession will be so interested in projecting programmes and projects that have to do with a particular religion at the expense of others.

“What is the economic or collective benefit of such a religious parastatal? Is it also a technical way of showing dominance and generating employment for a religious group by the federal government? “Look, let us just watch and see how the proposed National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies plays out and I can assure you that CAN will respond appropriately when we study the details.”

Tearing the proposal by the minister apart, organised labour and some human rights activists warned that they would take up issues with the government over such an action at a time the country was facing serious hardship.

While organised labour said it would engage the government on that once the details emerged, Niger Delta human rights activist and lawyer, Liborous Oshoma, said the proposal was an attempt to drag the country backwards when many countries in the world were going forward.

Organised labour to meet over proposal

General Secretary of NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, in his reaction, said: “I am just hearing of that now. We will have to discus and take a decision. “We will get the various unions and the educational sector and engage them on this,” Ozo-Esan said. It will drag Nigeria back to Stone Age —Oshoma Oshoma said: “It is very unfortunate that we have square pegs in round holes in terms of ministerial appointments

. “The world now is diversifying into knowledge-based economy but here we are left in transit and still thinking of nomadic and Islamic education when we have schools and universities owned by the federal government with no functional laboratories and equipment. “Even the teaching hospitals are in a very sorry state and here we are talking about Islamic education.

“In fact, the former President concentrated so much on nomadic and Islamic education just to please a section of the country with no dividends to show at the end of the day. “This has been the bane of this society from the first Republic till date, where a section of the country is intentionally dragging others back in terms of educational development.

“I don’t think the minister should be bothering himself with institutions that are not in existence but should strive to strengthen the ones that are already there in terms of educational development.

“We have too many commissions, boards and parastatals that are non-performing and serving more as waste pipes, whereas we would have made more progress in education, health, infrastructure and human development with a fewer number of boards and parastatals.

“So it saddens me when a minister comes with such irrelevant memorandum which should be the concerns of state commissioners of education in their respective states and not the Minister of Education, who should be thinking of how to improve education nationally.” He said it was such policies of government tilted towards favouring a section of the country that had led to the calls for the restructuring of the country, adding that some people who believed that they were superior to other regions forgot that Nigeria was a secular country.

“This is the reason people are now calling for the restructuring of the country because this is an issue that has nothing whatsoever to do with the federal government of Nigeria,” Oshoma said. From Kano, an Islamic cleric, Ustaz Mohammad Kabir described the move as a right step in the right direction. He said the “move is long overdue in the light of the complementary role it contributes to pursuit of knowledge. On his part, Malam Ismail Yunus of Naibawa mosque said “the move would certainly restore our hope in the polity, and erase mutual suspicion of one dominant faith wanting to override the other.”

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/can-labour-rights-activist-set-war-minister-seeks-waiver-islamic-board/

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by AWONEYAN(m): 7:08am On Dec 05, 2016
When you have a Mallam heading education sector u should expect him to reason like one.........is that the priority for now? ASUU strike is Still pending,when we should be careful of anything to aggravate issues ,one aboki thinking brain think funding an islami board and enforcing Ministry of education to adopt it is a target he must meet.....

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Nobody: 7:11am On Dec 05, 2016
And they said BUHARI cannot Islamise Nigeria, bit by bit, little by little...... Ask how Turkey where the first church was built thousands of yrs before Islam came, now has 99.99% Muslims

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Atiku2019: 7:13am On Dec 05, 2016
Use Funds from Islamic donors to build/Fund such Parastatals



Atiku never tagged his University with an Islamic name grin (American University Of Nigeria)



I Rep AUN 2009 Set smiley


Buhari Nigeria is not an Islamic Country ..


2019 where are you undecided

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Acjohn: 7:18am On Dec 05, 2016
Thats what happens when a clueless president put a clueless man in place to run affairs.
In same light you will ask yourself if its fullisnesss or ignorance that Gigawa state goverment will budget for many mosque when there are no standard hospitals and beggars are scattered all over the street

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Paperwhite(m): 7:19am On Dec 05, 2016
God will punish all those who have a hand in installing this most bigot president of all time in Nigeria.Guess his true face is still being revealed daily

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Jafar1: 7:20am On Dec 05, 2016
GreatSE:
And they said BUHARI cannot Islamise Nigeria, bit by bit, little by little...... Ask how Turkey where the first church was built thousands of yrs before Islam came, now has 99.99% Muslims
wat are u trying to say?

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by ZKOSOSO(m): 7:22am On Dec 05, 2016
So when I said there is an agenda behind all Buhari moves....people quickly say am GEJite...

Well it's obvious that Jihadist is heading our Secular Polity....

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Dreal11247: 7:57am On Dec 05, 2016
When I wrote about Buhari's plans to islamise Nigeria, they attacked me. But I repeat anybody that is plotting to islamise Nigeria should just know that he is preparing for his burial. Immediately the plot gets to a certain level, there will be massive death of the plotters. Nigeria can never be islamise.

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by LordaGuru: 8:44am On Dec 05, 2016
GreatSE:
And they said BUHARI cannot Islamise Nigeria, bit by bit, little by little...... Ask how Turkey where the first church was built thousands of yrs before Islam came, now has 99.99% Muslims
Nigeria would rather divide soon instead of that to happen here.

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by HQuadreal: 8:45am On Dec 05, 2016
hmm hmm clear throat.
Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by richidinho(m): 8:46am On Dec 05, 2016
Too many Alfa in this govt

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by malton: 8:47am On Dec 05, 2016
This shapeless peg in round hole is trying to bite more than he can chew.

Most of his policies have been controversial since he came on board, now this.

DIKEnaWAR:
I am no longer asking for fiscal federalism again. I am asking for a confederacy!(since they say we are better together) Let the north continue with their religious affairs which puts food on their table.

As for me and my people, we want advancement in science, technology, agriculture, health care, economics and business. We want to run a country like it is done in the 21st century. We want to compete with other 21st century countries. We don't want to be held down anymore by a people who are not ready to develop.

This is the same way they smuggled sponsorship of pilgrimage into our system and compensated the corrupt christins among us with same, to keep quiet. We keep wasting scarce resources on that alone. They have abandoned the almajiri schools built by GEJ, to drag us down again. People who are still practising nomadic farming with the attendant killings by the nomads. Yet we can't stop it!

Nigeria is not developed because northerners have been most of our heads of government. The few times southerners occupied that position, this country moved forward a bit. Do a honest appraisal and you'll discorer the truth, unless you are still shouting sai baba on a half rotten by hunger stomach.

Your submission cannot be faulted at all.

Yesterday, while I was watching newsline on NTA, an advertisement came through. Everyone was citing reasons why the liked it in Lagos. When it got to the Hausa man's turn, he went "I like Lagos because it allows me to practice my religion, peacefully." I turned to my cousin and said, "imagine!" We both shook our heads in disappointment.

Muslims from the extreme North carry religion for head like head gear. And it's not as if they are Godly o; just a bunch of hypocrites who think of themselves more Godly than even Saudi Arabia.

Their mode of reasoning is counter progressive.

I'm not surprised by the man's silly proposal. Most state decisions are made in mosques anyways, so I wasn't expecting anything to the contrary.

Only if Nigerians can speak up with one voice and reject them and their anti-progressive ideals.

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by seunlayi(m): 8:48am On Dec 05, 2016
This people get problems upstairs. Why now?

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by gurunlocker: 8:48am On Dec 05, 2016
I know the dullard will be quick to approve this....

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by DIKEnaWAR: 8:49am On Dec 05, 2016
I am no longer asking for fiscal federalism again. I am asking for a confederacy!(since they say we are better together) Let the north continue with their religious affairs which puts food on their table.

As for me and my people, we want advancement in science, technology, agriculture, health care, economics and business. We want to run a country like it is done in the 21st century. We want to compete with other 21st century countries. We don't want to be held down anymore by a people who are not ready to develop.

This is the same way they smuggled sponsorship of pilgrimage into our system and compensated the corrupt christins among us with same, to keep quiet. We keep wasting scarce resources on that alone. They have abandoned the almajiri schools built by GEJ, to drag us down again. People who are still practising nomadic farming with the attendant killings by the nomads. Yet we can't stop it!

Nigeria is not developed because northerners have been most of our heads of government. The few times southerners occupied that position, this country moved forward a bit. Do a honest appraisal and you'll discorer the truth, unless you are still shouting sai baba on a half rotten by hunger stomach.

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by kingmekus(m): 8:49am On Dec 05, 2016
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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by kniru: 8:49am On Dec 05, 2016
HMM!!!
Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Kentox(m): 8:49am On Dec 05, 2016
They have begin the move little by little. But their plans will not work in Jesus name!

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by OLUWOLEYINKA(m): 8:49am On Dec 05, 2016
Its obvious nigeria has been islamise, try check names of head of organisations in abuja. Nigeria need to split.

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by dhardline(m): 8:49am On Dec 05, 2016
What a country cry

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by ephi123(f): 8:49am On Dec 05, 2016
AWONEYAN:
When you have a Mallam heading education sector u should expect him to reason like one.........is that the priority for now? ASUU strike is Still pending,when we should be careful of anything to aggravate issues ,one aboki thinking brain think funding an islami board and enforcing Ministry of education to adopt it is a target he must meet.....

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Nutase: 8:49am On Dec 05, 2016
Sharia republic of Nigerian.

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by emmyojo22(m): 8:50am On Dec 05, 2016
if the establishment of this
Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Nobody: 8:50am On Dec 05, 2016
OK, them go kick taya grin grin angry
Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Wiseandtrue(f): 8:51am On Dec 05, 2016
This government has no priority at all.
FG that has a lot on its plate is concerning itself with such triviality hmmmmmm.
More than two commission is already there taking care of Islamic issue what is the need of this one again

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Iamvictor(m): 8:51am On Dec 05, 2016
that is what you get when illiterates are ruling the people.. clueless ideas from clueless people...

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by emmyojo22(m): 8:51am On Dec 05, 2016
if the establishment of this parastatal will provide jobs; let it be established.
Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Lilimax(f): 8:53am On Dec 05, 2016
This is what you get when you have a Professor of Islamic Studies as the Minister for Education. embarassed
Instead of focusing on research that will profit the average Nigerian, they are busy planning to spread that cancer
throughout the nation embarassed
I say GOD FORBID!

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by Timolanki(m): 8:53am On Dec 05, 2016
hey!!! What ve we done to deserve this daura, kworo chewing, cleuless, old fulani man as our president!!!

2019 is near but too far for what is currently going down nw.

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Re: Adamu Seeks Waiver For Islamic Board: CAN, Labour, Rights Activist Kick by fortunechy(m): 8:55am On Dec 05, 2016
But why would a middle aged married woman decide to bleach? What's your struggle?

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