Executive Secretary, National Commission for Mass Literacy (NMEC), Prof. Abba Haladu, has disclosed that Nigeria has about 50 million number of non-literate adults in the country.
Haladu said this on Tuesday in Abuja to mark the 50th International Literacy Day with the theme: “Reading the Past, Writing the Future.”
He noted Nigeria was experiencing increased numbers of non-literate adults, while other countries were making progress.
Prof. Haladu said: “Tremendous progress has been made in the fight against illiteracy in the last five decades, […]
It was gathered that thee World bank has donated the sum of 50 million dollars to assist the six insurgent affected North-Eastern states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba and Gombe under the FADAMA programme.
The Team Leader, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe who stated this while speaking to newsmen, said the reason for carrying out such project was to deal with the negative impact of insurgency that had affected the people in those states.
According to him, “the project is a combined effort […]