The Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has reiterated that his administration is committed to improving the welfare and building the capacity of teachers in the state.
The governor made the remark in a statement to commemorate World Teachers' Day on Tuesday.
In the statement signed by his Press Affairs Director-general, Ismaila Uba Misilli, the governor said he will ensure teachers' "proper training, welfare and provision of requisite infrastructure to encourage performance and productivity."
The governor further appreciated the efforts of teachers in developing and shaping the future of pupils and students in the state.
He also noted the sacrifices teachers make especially at the trying time of COVID-19 while appreciating this year's theme, “Teachers at the heart of education recovery."
The governor "reiterated that his administration will continue to take all measures that will promote the wellbeing, development and empowerment of the teachers in the state," read the statement.
He further stated that his government has taken a bold step in repositioning the education sector by establishing a teachers resource centre in Kwami.
He added that his administration had also strengthened ties with relevant Organisations and agencies to improve teachers' capacity.
Yahaya further expressed satisfaction over the results of his policy declaring a state of emergency on the education sector.
He said the state of emergency declared earlier was to provide "both human and material resources" to achieve maximum results.