NewsExpress advert FCMB banner
Why I sent my children to public schools — Governor Masari

By News Express on 14/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 717

•Governor Masari
•Governor Masari

Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, has explained that he put his children in public schools in fulfilment of his campaign promises to people of the state. Two of Masari’s children are reportedly in Family Support Secondary School, Katsina.

The governor also said the ongoing judicial trial of his predecessor, Ibrahim Shema, over certain alleged misdemeanours was not personal. He made the clarifications when he hosted members of the Standing Committee of the Nigeria Guild of Editors at the weekend in Katsina. Addressing his guests, the governor said, “those of us living in Katsina promised during our campaign to enrol our children in public schools and also use public health institutions. I decided that my children and those of my commissioners must attend public institutions so that other children will benefit, and they (the commissioners) will bring their influence to bear on the school.

“When we came, we undertook a census of children of school age in every household and we had a rough estimate of one million. However, there were no classrooms to match the figure. At that time, there were at least 76 pupils per class (both primary and secondary schools), in about 5,700 plus of classrooms and 10,000 teachers, while a conservative sum of N48billion” was needed to sort out the mess.

The governor recalled how most of the classrooms built by the State Universal Basic Education Board collapsed under two years of construction, saying that was not acceptable to his administration. Describing education as the pride of a Katsina man, Masari claimed that “the northern pride started here, anybody who represented Nigeria from the Northern Nigeria started here. “Between 1999 and 2013, 258,000 from Katsina State sat for WAEC, only 28,000 passed including English and Mathematics, and 58,000 passed NECO. Our plan for education is for 20-30 years.

Why did Lagos, up till Kogi, have 80 percent, and Katsina, Sokoto and others here have 20 percent? On his relationship with former Governor Shema, Masari said it was not personal but rather issue-based. While recalling that as governor-elect, elders within the state invited the two of them on the need for peaceful transition, “and I gave them my words that If Shema says he purchased this paper for N100,000 or N1 million, I will never ask him.

The governor, who was not ready to go into further details of what transpired at the said meeting, said: “We are only asking for money taken in cash from the bank, we are not probing contract. So, my friend, I don’t have anything personal against Shema. I am not taking land giving out by Shema.

“In fact, I returned over 300 plots of land to the owners. EFCC is asking for owners of the houses and nobody is coming up. Anyway, we will meet in court. I repeat, nothing personal against him. I don’t have a personal relationship with him to the extent of having something against him.”


Source News Express

Posted 14/11/2017 12:10:53 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
New pension scheme not compulsory for all Ebonyi...

It will be a day of sunshine, thunderstorm...

Celebrity Pencil Artist Alesh Akeem honours Lagos RRS...

Obiano’s victory, end of godfatherism, says Anambra Muslim...

Oyo Election Petition Tribunal: Ladoja tenders over 34...

Nigeria receives $6bn inflow of Direct Foreign Investment...

Anti-Chevron protest rocks Bayelsa communities

Uber Chief Executive throws in the towel

Defective products: Air bag maker Takata files for...

Kwara extends tenure of LG caretaker committees

Nothing wrong with Buhari’s proposed cabinet of old...

Buhari has led Nigerians from the frying pan...


Latest News Buhari leads heavyweights to Kano for Dangote’s daughter’s wedding Herdsmen occupy 3 Delta communities NJC appoints 60 judges for 25 states + Names of the judges Air hostess dies after falling from plane EXCLUSIVE: Buhari, National Assembly leaders strike deal on 2018 Budget 100 arrested over Ojota Lagos violence FG sets up National Food Security Council, appoints members Petroleum Industry Bill ready for presidential assent by end-March — Committee Chairman Oil prices jump, Brent hits approximately $70 Lagos Land Use Charge review a plus to the people, says NIM Russia, U.S. to hold joint test flight to moon in 2019 Violence erupts in Madrid over African migrant’s death


Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (331,810 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (324,370 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (260,041 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (213,847 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (197,650 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (191,969 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (167,273 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (150,059 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (142,846 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (132,731 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (132,261 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (125,562 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business & Economy (2,968) Business Verdict (36) Columnists (813) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (206) Entertainment (455) Features (552) Global Business Monitor (237) International (1,851) Interview (145) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (114) News (33,658) Opinion (894) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,615) Religion (700) Sports (1,456) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





Football Highlight -- BARCELONA - CHELSEA 3:0


APO Group Partner




REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera