The Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, Maj Gen IM Yusuf in company of the Academy TETFund Desk Officer Brig Gen I Ahmed and the MA to Comdt Lt Col MK Nyiam paid a courtesy visit on Monday 6 June 2022 to the Executive Secretary (ES) Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Arc Sonny S Echono.
In his remarks, the Comdt congratulated the ES on his new appointment and expressed confidence that being a former Director of Procurement at MOD, Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Education and a member of TETFund Board of Trustees, the ES is well suited for the job.
The Comdt used the opportunity to brief the ES on the ongoing TETFund projects in the Academy, like the Cadets’ Accommodation Extension and Senate Building among others. The Comdt also solicited for TETFund’s intervention in the completion of the abandoned French Language Laboratory at NDA. He equally requested TETFund to lift the embargo placed on local and foreign conferences due to failure of tertiary institutions to render post conference reports.
In his response, the ES informed the NDA delegation that the Year 2022 zonal intervention is earmarked for ICT deficiencies of the beneficiary institutions. He however, assured that NDA could be considered for special intervention to complete the Language Laboratory.
On conference attendance, the ES promised to meet with stakeholders and take a decision on the issue because it cuts across all the universities and the mandate of TETFund is to ensure maximum benefits to the beneficiary institutions.