Video: Zulum promotes only teacher on duty at 6:30am after unofficial school visit

Obiagelli Mazi, the teacher

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has promoted a class teacher, Obiageli Mazi to assistant headmistress for her dedication to work.

Mrs Mazi was until the development a classroom teacher at Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 Primary School, Maiduguri.

The governor had during an unscheduled inspection of the school around 6:30am in Friday, 7th February met only Mrs Mazi in the school while the other teachers were not around.

A video of the encounter shared by the governor’s office also showed Zulum rewarding the about 31 years experienced teacher with money announced to be N100,000.

On Saturday, the Executive Chairman of the Borno State Universal Education Board (SUBEB), Shettima Kullima announced her promotion after his recommendation was approved by the governor.

Mazi, who is on level 12 in the civil service hails from Abia State.

“Yesterday, as early as 6:30 in the morning, I paid an unscheduled visit to Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 Primary School to see how we can improve the infrastructure therein and I met teacher, Mrs. Obliageri Mazi, an Igbo Christian from Abia State who served for 31 years in the Borno state. Although it was very early, I met none of the teachers and their pupils on ground but only her,” Zulum said.

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“Her gender, tribe, religion or state of origin does not surprise me but her passion, enthusiasm, dedication, commitment and above all patriotism do suprise me a lot.

“As a government, we are mightily proud of her!”

Zulum also directed Kullima to review Obiageli’s position, her qualification (NCE) and recommend her promotion.

Subsequently, she was recommended for promotion.

“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,” Kullima was quoted to have said.

Since he assumed office in May 2019, Zulum has been known to pay unscheduled visits to hospitals, the state secretariat, and other public institutions.

During his electoral campaign, the University of Maiduguri professor had emphasised his zero tolerance to indiscipline, especially in the state civil service.

See the video of the visit below

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