Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum is impressed by the commitment and dedication of a primary school teacher in the state, Obliageri Mazi.
Zulum, who paid an unscheduled visit to the Shehu Sanda Kyarimi II primary school as early as 6:30 but met only Mazi said he was surprised at her passion, enthusiasm and patriotism, adding that “as a government, we are mightily proud of her.”
According to a video post he personally made on his facebook page on Saturday, the governor said he was in the school to see how the government can improve the infrastructure.
“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. 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,” the post read.
“Her gender, tribe, religion or state of origin does not surprise me but her passion, enthusiasm, dedication, commitment and above all patriotism do surprised me a lot.
“As a Government, we are mightily proud of her!”
To further show his appreciation, the governor parted with some money to Mazi.
Another post on the facebook page, the Governor of Borno on Saturday claimed that in addition to the money given to her, the governor also directed the executive chairman of Borno State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) to review the woman’s civil service position, her qualification (which happens to be NCE) and recommend her promotion.
“24 hours later, the SUBEB chairman contacted the governor recommending Mrs Obiagelli’s promotion from class teacher to assistant headmistress. He said even though the woman was not a graduate, her 31 years teaching experience and commitment coupled with an executive order by the governor has earned her the promotion.”