The North East Development Commission-Education Fund( NEDC-EEF) says it is set to hit the ground running.
Chief David Sabo Kente, board chairman of the fund, stated this during a critical meeting with some consultants.
The Chairman’s statement was released to newsmen by Macaulay Hunohashi, Head of media and publicity of the NEEEF in Abuja on Saturday.
Hunohashi said that following the inauguration of the Board of Trustees of the North East Development Commission-Education Endowment Fund (NEDC-EEF)on August 7, 2020, plans had reached advance stage to hit the ground running.
The move,he added would be with the engagement of top-flight consultants in critical areas of the core mandate of the fund.
He also disclosed that the tehcnical team, led by the Chairman, who he “is bringing his wealth of experience as an accomplished business man and philantropist,” has continued to grill consultants within the dormain of the core mandate of the fund.
This he said includes, but not limited to Grants and Scholarship, Skills Aquisition, Infomation and Communication Technology and Training of Teachers as well as Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training-TVET.
Hunohashi qouted Kente as reminding the consultants of the need to see themselves as partners in progress, noting that the selection process for their emergence was meticulous and methodical, with a view to engaging the best in the country.
He said the vision of the architects of NEDC-EEF was aimed at addressing the education deficit of the north east region exercebated by activities of insurgents, stressing that “having been entrusted with that mandate, we cannot afford to fail our people”.