The group under the auspices of Concerned Literacy Vanguard has demanded the removal of the Executive Secretary of National Commission For Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC), Prof.Abba Haladu.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, General Secretary of the group, Hameed Hassan, alleged that under the leadership of Prof. Abba Haladu, the NMEC  has derailed from its core mandate and vision of eradicating illiteracy for national development.
According to them, the agency was established in 1991 to train middle and lower-level adult personnel in the country and to develop and produce teaching and learning materials in literacy and Non- Formal Education, adding that the Commission supervises and supports the activities of State Agencies for Adult and Non-Formal Education in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Hassan further alleged that NMEC under Professor Haladu is only interested in procurement and award of phoney contracts.
The group also alleged that the Executive Secretary “has embarked on opening state offices while  he awarded furnishing to his friends and allies, and these offices have not been functional for the past three years, which has resulted in  the looting and vandalisation of those properties.”
“The agency also procures items that have no direct effect on literacy eradication in the country.”
The group further expressed concern that the neglect of the agency core vision has led to an upsurge in Adult illiteracy level which has further increased the level of out of school children in Nigeria.
“The Executive Secretary  has also stopped the commission’s networking platforms of mobilizing stakeholders and State Governments to enhance their participation in adult education that would have further contributed to the eradication of illiteracy.’
“As Executive Secretary of the Commission for about five years, he has only held a management meeting once.
“He goes against the financial rules and guidelines of the federal government, even after approvals have been given by the National Assembly on particular projects.
“With the mismanagement of the commission so far, an extension of his tenure of office for another four years would further ridicule the commission, as he  has no good intentions for the Commission, and it’s staff.'”

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