The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state have lambaste the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration for his ability to ensure the resumption of public primary schools since 10th of January 2022.
In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Suleiman Ahmed Aliyu and made available to Journalists, the PDP sees “this action as irresponsible, mis-governance and an expression of I don’t care by the state Governor”.
It should be noted that teachers in the state have been on strike and refused to resume this January following a percentage salary payment by the government for the past 6 months.
Aliyu said “it is even more worrisome when the Governor and some of his officials have their kids studying either abroad or in exotic private schools within Nigeria.
“The Governor has become notorious for elitist thinking and actions that emasculate the poor masses of the state, he is recalled to have said at a graduation of one of those elitist schools in Minna sometimes in 2020, that “I will fix Minna – Abuja Road so that your parents can come and visit you”.
“This statement is not funny, neither should it be taken lightly, that road will only be fixed to enable rich parents visit their kids in school else it will be left unrepaired. Any wonder Minna -Bida Road is a death trap?
Like the Public roads across the state in disrepair, the Public primary schools are now shut down for over a month and Governor Sani Bello, and his Government has shown non-challantness is to say the least irresponsible.
In a state with the spate of insecurity, poverty, unemployment and decayed infrastructure, all the Governor fancies is flying private jets.
The PDP is quick to remind Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and his mushroom Party the APC, that without education, the army of children out of school is a fertile breeding ground for terrorists, bandits, ritualist and yahoo-yahoo boys.
The PDP therefore, call for immediate resolution of whatever the issues are and an immediate resumption of public primaries as the mid-term tests have commenced across the country.