Stop Insulting North That Brought You Up, Zamfara Gov Warns Okorocha

Oyewale Oyelola

…Highlights His Administration Strides In Education Sector

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle on Sunday sent a strong warning to Senator Rochas Okorocha to desist from insulting the North, especially on the floor of the exalted Chamber.

Governor Bello Matawalle in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Zailani Bappa advised the former Imo State Governor to be mindful of his unguarded statements that prick on people’s sentiments especially the North that brought him up.

He therefore asked Senator Okorocha to apologise to the people of the North over his unguarded utterances on the educational status of the North which has gone viral in the social media.

The Governor noted that the North may be educationally behind other parts of the country, but it was insulting to portray the zone in the manner Senator Okorocha did.

Governor Matawalle further said the Northern Governors are especially concerned on the improvement of educational sector. In Zamfara State. For instance, the Governor has budgeted 19% of the total budget for the 2020 fiscal year for the educational sector.

Since his assumption of office, Governor Bello Muhammad has settled SSCE fees to the tune of over 700 million and is sending 200 boys and girls to study medical sciences and engineering abroad. The state government is equally building 700 classroom blocks for the basic educational sector and renovation over 300 in addition to improvement of teachers welfare.

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