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FEDERAL CHARACTER COMMISSION COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION VISIT BCDA

The Border Communities’ Development Agency (BCDA) recently played host to the Federal Character Commission at the conference hall of the Agency in Maitama, Abuja.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Captain Junaid Abdullahi while welcoming the team from Federal Character Commission reiterated the Agency’s readiness to fulfill its mandate in the areas of providing basic social and infrastructural amenities in every border community. He further explained that there are about 3,000 border communities in 21 States of the country and the task before the Agency is enormous. He however reassured the team that his Management team is capable of discharging the functions of the Agency.
In Response, Mr Alabi James Morakenyo who led the Education Committee from the Education Committee from the Federal Character Commission thanked the Executive Secretary for giving them audience. He lauds the good works of the Agency and assures the Executive Secretary and Management of a good working relationship. He Stated that the purpose of their visit is to intimate the Agency of their second mandate. He explained that the general public seems to be more acquitted with their first mandate which is equitable representation of citizens from every state in Nigeria in recruitment and career progression in the civil and public service. He however, said their committee on Education is in BCDA to enlighten the Agency about their second mandate which is about equitable representation in the distribution of amenities and development in all the states under the mandate and jurisdiction of the Agency. He solicited for cooperation to enable their Committee fulfill its mandate.
After a robust interactive session, both Agencies of Government agreed to work together for common good of the country.

BCDA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER

The Head Special Projects led the Leadership Newspaper on a visit to Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA), recently. The visit took place at the conference hall of the Agency’s corporate headquarters.
The Executive Secretary of the Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) Captain Junaid Abdullahi personally received the Leadership delegation. In his welcome address, the Executive Secretary extols the good work which the newspaper has been doing as the fourth Estate of the realm. He commended the Leadership newspaper for its objectivity in journalism.
The Leadership newspaper team which was led by Mr Abubakar Momoh, thanked the Executive Secretary for the privilege given to them to visit and solicit for partnership with the Agency in areas of publicity. He explained the various publication on their stable and tenets of their profession. He outlined what the Agency stands to gain by partnering with them and promised to give coverage to the BCDA’s numerous activities. He further explained that the leadership newspaper has a very wide reach and it is a national paper that can add value to the activities of the Agency.
The Executive Secretary and Management of BCDA got clarifications on issues of mutual benefit to both organizations and promised to partner with them as this will enhance the publicity of the Agency’s activities.

WELCOME TO BCDA WEBSITE

Welcome to BCDA Website, the Federal Government image in bringing succor to the Border Communities. Please do not forget to visit the gallery to view pictures of projects and events.

OVERSIGHT VISIT BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Chairman, Senate Committee on States and Local Government, Senator Abdullahi Gumel during the committee’s oversight visit to the Agency said it is very important we take very good care of our Border Communities to check insecurity in the country.

In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of BCDA, Captain Junaid Abdullahi said BCDA as a strategic Agency of government is charged with the provision of infrastructural development to the Border Communities as they are also the gateway into the country.

He added that there is the need to secure the loyalty of the border communities by providing them with the basic infrastructural amenities to ensure that their allegiance is to Nigeria.

MINISTARIAL AD-HOC DEFENSE AND SECURITY THINK – TANK TEAM

Ministerial Ad-Hoc Defense and Security Think – Tank Team paid a courtesy visit to the Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) on Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 to evaluate security challenges in the country and its bordering communities.

The chairman of the committee General Abdul Hamid Malik said the committee’s main focus is to appraise the security challenges in Nigeria, of which Boko Haram Militancy, Movement of arms at national and domestic levels are the greatest.

The committee seeked for collaboration with BCDA to find ways in working together and make life better in the border areas to enable them have a sense of belonging as Nigerians and to gain their total loyalty to the nation for maximum border security.

The Executive Secretary of the Agency in his speech thanked the committee for the visit. He informed them that the Agency is doing all it could to ensure that people of the border communities have all the necessary amenities they need, as it will determine their loyalty to the nation. He further said that both BCDA and the committee have a vital role to play in the border areas and should therefore complement each other.

The Executive Secretary added that security and development are intertwined and need each other to function well.

In attendance were the Management Team and some other staff of the Agency.

BCDA HAS A NEW EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

BCDA HAS A NEW EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

The new Executive Secretary, Captain Junaid Abdullahi resumed office on Thursday, 18th October, 2018.

Shortly after his resumption, a handover meeting was held with the Outgoing Director, Management of the agency and Units Heads.

In her handover address, the Outgoing Director Mrs. Jummai Idakwo expressed her appreciation to the Management Team and the entire Staff of the Agency for the cooperation received throughout the period she served as Overseeing Director. She enjoined Staff to extend the same working pattern with the New Executive Secretary as she presented her Handover Note to him.

The Executive Secretary, in his response said it was an honour and privilege to join the Agency’s Management Team. He said with the strategic nature of the Agency to Government, the task before the Management is to reposition, reinvigorate, reorganize the Agency in line with its mandate for effective delivery.

He emphasized on the need for proactive approach as our major responsibility is to bring socio-economic development to the border communities who though are in large population are isolated due to poor roads and communication networks, and are vulnerable to cross border banditry, smuggling activities and infiltration by undesirable elements.

He further said, the focus areas will be to conduct NEEDS Assessment to prepare a five-year program of action for the development of the border communities. This, he added will be achieved after a repositioning of the Human Resources which is the biggest asset of the organization.

The Executive Secretary was accompanied in the event by his support Staff.

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