The governor rewarded with N100, 000 – Also, Zulum ordered her accelerated promotion to assistant headmistress The governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has donated a cash reward and offered an accelerated promotion to Obiagelli Mazi who had served as a dedicated teacher in the state for more than 30 years.
Governor Zulum during an outing at 6:30 am on Friday to assess facilities at Shehu Sanda Kyarimi Primary school under Jere local government area had encountered Mrs Obiagelli already waiting for her pupils. Overwhelmed by Mrs Obiagelli’s dedication, Governor Zulum commended and rewarded her with personal cash of N100,000 nearly three times her monthly salary of N35,000 and later approved an executive order promoting her from class teacher to assistant headmistress.
PRNigeria reported that Obiagelli, a level 12 class teacher before the promotion, hails from Abia state in the South-East and has been teaching for 31 years in Borno State in the North-east.
Borno State Universal Education Board, SUBEB, Dr Shettima Kullima conveyed the promotion on Saturday after his recommendation was approved by Governor Zulum.
Governor Zulum had directed the executive chairman of Borno State Universal Education Board to review the woman’s civil service position, her qualification (which happens to be NCE) and recommend her promotion. Dr. Kullima said that even though the woman was not a graduate her 31 years teaching experience and commitment coupled with an executive order by the Governor have earned her the promotion.
The governor had posted a video of his interactions with the dedicated Igbo woman serving in the North-East with a strong message of appreciation.
“Yesterday, as early as 6:30 in the morning, I paid an unscheduled visit to Shehu Sanda Kyarimi II Primary School to see how we can improve the infrastructure therein and I met teacher, Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi, an Igbo Christian from Abia State who served for 31 years in the Borno state. Minimum wage:
“Although it was very early, I met none of the teachers and their pupils on the ground but only her.
“Her gender, tribe, religion or state of origin does not surprise me but her passion, enthusiasm, dedication, commitment and above all patriotism do surprise me a lot.
“As a Government, we are mightily proud of her! Meanwhile, OsmekNews had reported that even though his state is troubled, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno is performing wonders, a faction of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said.
Chairman of the faction in the state, Usman Badeiri, said his party was happy with the governor and was impressed with his performance within the short period he had stayed in government.
Baderi specifically said the governor had made serious marks in the area of security and development of the state.
Daily Trust reports that the factional opposition party chairman gave his assessment of Zulum’s government and performance in a statement.
He, however, doused any insinuation that may occur from his positive assessment of the government by saying that he and those he leads are not planning to move over to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said his faction of the PDP simply decided to do away with party politics and sentiments to state what he considers the right position of the state under Zulum, whom he said merits such honour.
Baderi noted that it was surprising that the governor had achieved the feat just within eight months of taking over the saddle of the state.
“It took us 8 months to come to terms with what we consider an obligatory need for us to speak about the kind of Governor Borno is very lucky to have.