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Gov. Masari sacks “successful” education commissioner; says he did it for politics

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Gov. Masari sacks “successful” education commissioner; says he did it for politics

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has sacked the state’s Commissioner of Education, Professor Halimatu Idris, with immediate effect.

In a letter signed by his spokesperson, Abdu Labaran, the governor thanked the former commissioner for her services and contributions to the “development of the Education Sector in particularly and the Government in general.”

Some of her achievements according to the governor include: rehabilitation and upgrade of schools, construction of schools, teachers’ training and creating a conducive atmosphere for learning.

If she was such a success, why did he sack her? 

Here is the governor’s reason: “Taking into account the fact that political activities leading to elections would commence early next year, it has become necessary for the government to bring more active politicians on board so as to fasten activities of governance.”

Translation: Gov. Masari believes that she was successful but the most important thing for him at the moment is to secure his second term. He doesn’t believe her supposed success equals to enough political capital, so assumes that it is best for her to go and for a political to take her place.

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