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Zamfara Governor gives conditions to reopen schools

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The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle has assured the people of the state of its readiness to deploy security operatives to schools for adequate protection of the students and their teachers.

The Governor explained that the high level of insecurity in the state forced his administration to shut down all the institutions in the state, but however promised he would soon reopen them.

Matawalle made this disclosure when some students in the state paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Gusau, as part of activities marking the International Day of the Girl Child.

During the visit by the students, Governor Matawalle vacated his seat to a Junior Secondary School student, Zainab Bello, of Unity School, Kortokoshi. 

Zainab Bello was allowed to act as the state Governor for about an hour.

The junior secondary school student performed one of functions of the Governor by posting a Commissioner-designate, Hon. Fa’ika Ahmed to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

Still acting in her capacity as the governor, Bello assured that she would protect the rights and promote the education of the Girl Child in the State, as part of her development agenda for the State.

Governor Matawalle however promised that his administration would continue to improve the standard of education in the state, especially that of the girl child. 

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Adding that he would continue to pay its counterpart funds for the year 2021 Universal Basic Education (UBEC).

Responding, the Chairperson of High Level Women Advocate (HLWA) Maryam Na’inna said that the significance of the International Day of the Girl Child could not be overemphasized.

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In attendance for the event were two former deputy governors of the State, Hon. Mukhtar Anka and Mallam Ibrahim Wakala Liman.

Others are the Chief of Staff, Commissioners designate and other relevant stakeholders.

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