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Dr. Pongri: The Man’s eclat of administration is calling for a nat’l assignment

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There are great Nigerians whose talents, wisdom, and ingenuity have never being taped or harnessed well, still underutilized because of the system failure to spot them for nation building.

In the Northeast region, Dr. Johnson H Pongri is an Adamawa-born Academician whose wealth of experience and vast knowledge in the political history of the country is under-tapped. Failure in accessing and harnessing this great wisdom i consider it an unpardonable sin this great country.

Pongri, a seasoned Educationist is no doubt one of the successful Education Administrators who transformed a motionless and lagged Adamawa State College of Education Hong into an excellent fortress and a refuge of academic excellence through learning.

Because of Pongri’s innovative ideas the institution has become an ideal citadel of learning basking in the strength of academic and infrastructural excellence. He stook in his neck to change the narratives, he risked it all to became the Savior to that saved by destiny thousands of Northern Youths.

Some of the transformation projects worthy of note is the construction of modern hostels, Library, Lecture Theatres, Laboratories, offices as well as staff welfare, provision of water linking the college to the national grid among other projects.

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Dr. Johnson’s passion to place the institution in a competitive advantage, he facilitated the academics pursuits of Fifty-nine staff at Masters Degree level, over twenty staff at the Ph.D. level. These huge academics achievements were facilitated by him both within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

Long before Johnston’s hard work of transforming the College of Education Hong, the Man had made his mark in the corporate world of academics. He was one of the senior lecturers at the state’s pyrotechnic, Yola, a visiting lecturer at the Adamawa State University, Gombe State University, and Taraba State University Jalingo. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Pongri is seen a molder and a builder of young Nigerians on his dream of having a great country.

Dr. Pongri: The Man’s eclat of administration is calling for a nat’l assignment

With all the great potentials laying waste and half harness, his wealth of experience will be utilized if he delves into politics, to have a glitzy corporate world because he is a man destined for greatness. His footprints remain indelible a champion of fighting a just course of the downtrodden and the voiceless.

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Pongri is no doubt a Man having sterling qualities of a focused, pragmatic and progressive leadership that have positively affected the lives of the downtrodden and generality of Nigerians in many parts of the country, especially those from Adamawa state.

In his over one decade of active management of the State-owned College of Education, he has been the issue, both in his native language of Kilba, he has blazed the trail in leadership, he is indeed a model worthy of emulation.

Here comes the gap, the Adamawa political scene is still being nurtured and breeds by many who seem to never satisfy the yearning and the burning desire of the electorates. With the gap in good leadership, this is a man I see very much available for our dear nation to tap from his pool of wisdom, knowledge of administration, and his exceptional academic career which he has inspired millions. Few leaders have indeed developed as many leaders from the ranks of their proteges as he has done. His incredibly large and generous heart, political astuteness, and uncommon intellect have become the stuff of legend.

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It is now a passionate appeal to the people of Adamawa and well-meaning to compel the erudite academician to fully participate in the coming 2023 general elections. It’s a clarion call to Mr. Johnson to consider a national call to help in rebuilding our nation that needs greater minds to contribute to making it a great country.

To Dr. Pongri Sir, you can’t say never, you can’t run away from a task of leadership hanging in your shoulder by divine mandate. Sir, no doubt about it you are called, it’s visible and all signs are glaring seen in you that you are the Man to help build the country, build Adamawa state with a good representation at the National Assembly in order to have a nation where Justice, Peace shall reign.

The people of Adamawa, most especially your immediate constituency Hong and Gombi are hoping to see you answering the call to represent them.

Tom Garba, FIMC, FBDFM
A Journalist wrote this opinion
In Jimeta-Yola, Adamawa state
He can be reached through this means
08172570959

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Parents of abducted Islamic school children gave up kids to bandits

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As a result of the inability to raise the latest demands of bandits, parents of the abducted Islamic school children in Tegina Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have allegedly abandoned the kids to their abductors.

It was gathered that the parents might have left the kids to their fate as they could not raise the N20 million ransom and six Honda motorcycles worth N3 million demanded by the bandits.

DAILY POST also learnt that some of the feelers they received on the death of some of the abductees have weakened some parents’ resolve and faith as they now doubt the children are still alive.

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3 More Students Of Bethel Baptist School Escape From Bandits

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Three more abducted students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna were said to have escaped from their captors.

They were subsequently found by security operatives roaming the forest.

The students, according to a competent security source in Kaduna on Tuesday, were found roaming in the forest in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

A source said that the students after their escape were re-kidnapped by another gang of bandits who entered into negotiation with the parents.

According to the source, “They escaped from their abductors and were later found roaming inside the forest by troops.

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“They were found in a forest in Chikun LGA, where they have been for days without food,” the source said, adding, “The students looked pale and sick.”

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The students were kidnapped in the early hours of July 5, 2021, around 2am on the school premises along the Kaduna-Kachia Expressway, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

The first batch of 28 of the students had spent 20 days in the kidnappers’ den. Thereafter, another four of the students also escaped from their captors.

This was after payment of N50 million was made to the bandits which warranted the release of the first 28 students.

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Emeka Nwajiuba: Nigeria To Get $125m From Global Education Summit

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Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has revealed that Nigeria will get a total of $125m as her shares from the Global Education Summit.

President Muhammadu Buhari and other world leaders who attended the summit raised US$5 billion to support education systems in up to 90 countries and territories, where 80% of the world’s out-of-school children live.

Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today’ monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, the Minister said that amount was the highest Nigeria has got and it was made possible because the President personally attended the conference.

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“$125 million will be coming to Nigeria. We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for showing up because his presence made all the difference. This is the largest Nigeria has ever gotten from this summit and this is a fantastic one for us”.

“Luckily for us, we also have the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education who is now going to be on the board of GPE, who is going to then stay there to make sure that we allocate these monies to the states where we have our biggest problems”.

“Most people won’t even think of Oyo state as a state where we have problems, but we do. We are studying all the graphics and we are going to allocate these monies to places where we can best utilise them or fill in the deepest gaps to try to get people running”.

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