Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has sacked the state’s commissioner of education, Halimatu Idris, with immediate effect.

In a letter signed by his spokesperson, Abdu Labaran, the governor thanked Professor Idris 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.

“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,” the statement by the governor’s spokesperson said.

According to analysts at The Scoop, Governor 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 politician to take her place.

Another online medium says, YNaija says, “The state governor has sacrificed development for politics. It is a gamble that will most likely fail, considering Idris has been one of the highlights of an otherwise mediocre administration. Masari wants a second term, he has chosen to sacrifice development for pecuniary gains. And the children of Katsina state who desperately need a public official that is on their side will suffer for it.”

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