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VIRAL VIDEO OF GSS SHINKAFI, ZAMFARA COMMISSIONER FOR EDUCATION BLAST OPPOSITION FOR SPONSORING HATE CAMPAIGN AGAINST MATAWALLE GOVT

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Zamfara State government has described the video of Government Secondary School Shinkafi in circulation as an act of mischief makers who are not happy with the transformation going on in education sector under the leadership of Bello Muhammad Matawalle.


State Commissioner for Education Ibrahim Abdullahi Spirow stated this at a media briefing held at the headquarters of the State Ministry for Education Gusau the state capital.


He noted that, the person sharing the video is allegedly being used by some mischief politicians who have failed to make education the proud of Zamfara people in spite of the opportunity given to them.


He alleged that, the action of the person demonstrated the strategic wickedness of his sponsors in their attempt to distract the present administration from reviving the education sector in the overall interest of the people of the state.

He said it is unfortunate for an intellectual person who owns a Ph.d to resort to using mischievous actions to politicise education sensitive sector like education.


He said the present administration has  inherited Government Secondary School Shinkafi in its present condition without a single habitable hostel and other functional facilities that can make teaching and learning conducive for Zamfara students.


According to him the Governor immediately after his inauguration decided to set up a committee which was saddled with the responsibility of  ascertaining  the poor conditions of the public schools statewide noting that, majority of the  209 schools inspected by the committee are in a very bad condition and all that was caused by the delibrate failure of the past government of Abdulazeez Yari.


Spirow further explained that, after the committee submitted it’s report, the Governor decided to start with those that requires critical and urgent attention noting that, the Governor’s spirit led to the renovation of over 1000 classrooms in various Primary schools across the state under the state Universal Basic Education Board.


He explained further that, as part of the tireless effort of Governor Bello Matawalle he has ordered the recruitment of over 600 school teachers to replace the human resource gap created by the exit of some non motivational teachers from the state service


Spirow noted further that, after his appointment as State Commissioner for Education he had identified 23 secondary schools that required urgent attention of the government  and the said Government Secondary School Shinkafi was part of those schools identified adding that, the engineers of the ministry had already quantify the cost estimate for the commencement of the renovation of the schools.


He explained further that as soon as the Governor is back to the state he promised to approve the memo for the commencement of the renovation projects.

He maintained that, as part of the giant effort of the Governor on education, he had sponsored over 200 Zamfara indigenes to study medicine, nursing, engineering and other science related courses at various tertiary schools abroad.
He also said, the Governor has has succeeded in paying 2020 WAEC fee hundred % and also paid 200 million naira part of the old debt incurred by the old administration of Yari to the examination body.
He also explained that the present adminstration of Bello Matawalle has paid the National Head office of NECO the sum of  325,000,000 as part payment of its old balance of over one billion naira debt the state is owing.

“In the history of Zamfara state there is no government except that of Matawalle that has earmarked 35 billion to education in its annual budget out of which 27 billion naira is for infrastructural development of achools, Spirow added”.


The Commissioner accused the previous administration of once allocating only 22% of its annual budget to education and that despite its low nature only 11% of the approved figure was release for budgetary implementation.


He said his door is open for anybody that has an idea which can be used to develop education forward noting that, the administration of Bello Matawalle would allow its doors open to constructive criticism that would make things work better for the development of the state.

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APC NORTH WEST: HOW GOV. MATAWALLE IS SETTING THE BALL ROLLING FOR ASIWAJU AND SHATIMA

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The mamooth crowd of young agile and vibrant politicians who are mostly the initiators of PDP and Atiku support groups that gathered at the APC North West Zonal Secretariat to surrender their political support for Asiwaju is an eye-opener that APC is gathering momentum and will in 2023 sweep the North West with relative ease.

Governor Bello Matawalle in company of the North West Vice Chairman for the APC Alh Salihu Lukman spent hours receiving the PDP and Atiku support groups who came on with their different narratives of how they have suffered in the hand of the PDP.

The National Secretary of the PDP Transformation Ambassadors Mal. Bashir Muhammad said despite the investment they have made in the PDP for years, they are pleased to have a political U-turn and join forces with Governor Bello Matawalle ok m the APC so that they will support him to deliver the Asiwaju presidential project.

He lamented that despite having strong political structures with a network of other political support groups across the divides of Nigeria, the PDP did not see reason to honor them with even recognition for the commitment they have demonstrated over the years.

Atiku Kawai another political support groups, lamented that PDP and Atiku had never for once, recognize their effort despite using their resources to build up structures across the (36) states of the Federation and Abuja where their headquarters is located noting that, to even see Atiku Abubakar after Investing on his Presidential candidature since after the primary election become something difficult.

Usman Muhammad Rabiu Bichi who is the National Coordinator of the movement said he went to the extent of reaching out to one of the biological children of Atiku for him to be able to see how he can take the leadership of the group to the Presidential candidate of the PDP, but it was story full of folktales.

He said with the support of Alh Masud Danguruf from Katsina and Alh Abdullahi Gama they have now rescinded from the PDP journey and agreed to join forces with the Governor Bello Matawalle in the APC.

The Governor who expressed happiness with the development insisted that Alh Masud Danguruf and Abdullahi Gama knew how hard he has invested for the PDP project and insisted that the best presidential project to be supported by the Nigerians is that of the APC.

He informed the young politicians that why he brought them to the Zonal Headquarters of the party in Kaduna is for the party leadership to be aware of their defection and also carried them along in the Asiwaju Ahmad Tinubu presidential journey.

He promised to support them at all time and urged them to redouble the commitment they have exhibited over the years for them to demonstrate the rationale behind their political movement.

They handed over their certificates of registration with the PDP to the Zonal Vice Chairman Salihu Lukman and hope to be re-registered in the APC.

 

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2023 ELECTION: HOW PDP LOSES DOZEN OF ACTIVE POLITICAL SUPPORT GROUPS TO TINUBU AND APC

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It was a series of political engagements for the Coordinator North West APC Presidential Campaign Council Governor Bello Matawalle as he received comity of PDP political support groups who decided to defect the opposition PDP for the ruling All Progressive Congress APC.

The APC North West Zonal Secretariat situated at Isah Kaita road Kaduna was filled to capacity as the groups mobilized supporters from across Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Somot and Kano.

 

The groups comprises the popular. Atiku Support Organization PDP Transformation Ambassadors Atiku Abubakar Kawai, PDP Mobilizers Initiative and Kasa Daya Al’umma Daya.

Others are Atiku/Okowo Frontiers Movement G7 Business Community, Katsina Biyayya Forum, Atiku Women and Youth Initiative as well as Atiku Nigeria Transformation Ambassadors.

The defection mantra attracted over 50,000 supporters from across the seven states of North West geo-political zone mostly involving youths, women and agile political class.

They both expressed confidence with the political maturity of Governor Bello Matawalle in unifying the party and making the APC stronger in the North West geo-political zone.

They also expressed dismay that they have to defect out of the PDP because the party and it’s Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar have refused to appreciate the effort of the support groups in the mobilization Frontiers for the success of the party.

Members of Atiku Support Organization and Atiku Abubakar Kawai specifically said they have invested heavily in the Atiku project since 2015 but noting that, nothing has came out of their suffering instead the candidate and indeed the party abandoned them to their fate.

They both expressed regret that they have to waste much of their times working for a party that does not recognized their effort and as such insisted that time has come for them to move ahead with the APC and bring the desired changes for the country.

G7 Business Community based in Kano and Katsina Biyayya Group explained that their movement is informed by the political behaviour of Bello Matawalle who is always advocating for true democratic reforms, Youth and women inclusion.

The two political groups invited Governor Bello Matawalle to honor them by going to Kano and Katsina and inaugurate their campaign officea which they rebranded after Bola Ahmad Tinubu and Kashim Shatima.

Governor Bello Matawalle who was looking visibly emotional thanked the young agile politicians for chosen to align with the Bola Ahmad Tinubu and APC noting that Tinubu project is the better option for transformed Nigeria.

He recalled that APC is the only party that uphold to the principles of power rotation saying the highest justice to be done to the people of the South is to be able to shift power to their region so that justice and equality can be ensured.

He told the defectees that Bola Tinubu has mapped out strategic development plans that would help consolidate the existing reforms embarked often by the party under President Muhammad Buhari.

He urged Nigerians to ignore those antagonists that are trying to hide under the umbrella of religion and raised baseless arguments that are of no effects to the political development of Nigeria.

He assured them of his commitment as the campaign Coordinator for Tinubu in ensuring that the defectees are well accommodated and also give them a sense of accommodation.

He promised the two support groups that extended an invitation to him that he will personally visit Kano and Katsina state to commission the campaign offices and also provide them with all the logistics support required.

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HOW ATIKU ABUBAKAR ABANDONED ME AFTER I LOST ELECTION IN 2019

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Governor Bello Matawalle narrated memory lane how the PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar abandoned him after he lost election.

The Governor who stated this while receiving PDP Transformation Ambassadors at the APC Zonal Headquarters in Kaduna insisted that, PDP is not a party to relied on considering how it abandoned those that suffered in making the party what it is.

I have been in the PDP for long and I will be in better position to tell those in the party how bad the PDP has been treating us despite the investment we have made to make it a great party.

 

“I have joined the PDP in 2011, and I used my personal resources to build the party to greatness. When former Governor Mamuda convinced me to defect to PDP same party abandoned him to his fate and  and made him carelessly lost election despite having PDP at the control of the center”.

“I fought the former Governor Yarima who came from my zone and I won my seat of the Federal House of Reps without any support from my party”.

“In the year 2019 I contested for the post of Governor of Zamfara under the PDP and nobody from my party including Atiku Abubakar supported me with a dime and even after we lost election, I used my money to pursue the defeat of the PDP in court and I paid all the cost of litigation from Governorship to state assembly without the support of anybody in the party not even the Presidential candidate”.

“It will surprise you to note that, at a point, Atiku Abubakar stopped picking my calls because I have lost election, and he moved to Dubai and abandoned us to our fate”.

“After the Supreme Court announced my emergence as the substantive Governor of Zamfara Atiku called to congratulate me and promised to send his ADC to support me to manage the logistic aspect of the swearing in ceremony and to date, I have not seen the ADC”.

He cautioned the Nigerian youth not to trust PDP because it has never for once, fulfilled the wishes of the people, and instead he urged them to join the APC for a sustainable transformational drive of Nigeria.

He noted that Nigerian politics shall be driven by the youth because they have the potential of building a strong political alliance with the APC.

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