Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has sacked his Commissioner of Education, Professor Halimatu Sa’adiya Idris.
A press statement signed and made available to newsmen on Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi quoted a letter personally signed by the Governor, saying the Commissioner was relieved of her appointment with immediate effect.
Thanking her for the services she rendered as Commissioner of Education in the state, Governor Masari explained that he was sacking her in order to give room for a more active politician ahead of the 2019 elections.
In the letter titled “LETTER OF APPRECIATION AND DISENGAGEMENT”, dated December 21, 2017, Governor Masari said Prof Idris’ “contributions for the development of the Education Sector in particular and the Government in general can not be over emphasized”.
According to the statement, Governor Masari pointed out that during the former commissioner’s term, “schools were rehabilitated and upgraded, new ones were constructed, teachers were trained and the atmosphere made more conducive for learning and teaching”.
It however added: “Governor Masari, however, stated that taking into account the fact that political activities leading to elections would commence early next year, “it has become necessary for the government to bring more active politicians on board so as to fasten activities of governance”.