SECONDARY school teachers in Bauchi State, under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), are set for a showdown with the state House of Assembly, over the purported reinstatement of the sacked Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Aminu, by the assembly.
This is even as the association threatened to drag the state government and the sacked commissioner before the Economic and Financial Crimes Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and the World Bank, should the authorities in the state insisted on having Aminu as a commissioner in the state.
The former commissioner was sacked by the House of Assembly on Agust 27, 2013 for what the lawmakers termed his inability to resolve all crises witnessed in the state’s education sector, among other allegations levelled against him.
Addressing a press conference, on Monday, on the purported reinstatement of the commissioner at the Press Centre of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Bauchi, the Chairman of ASUSS, Comrade Abdullahi Mohammed Tanko Ningi, stated that the assembly had set up a nine-member committee to investigate the allegations levelled against the former commissioner, adding that the committee called on the public to submit report to aid its investigation, adding that many, including the union did.
Comrade Tango Ningi noted that to the amazement of teachers in the state, they learnt that the House had not only forgiven the sacked commissioner but had also returned him to office as commissioner for education.
According to him, base on their understanding the House did not only remove Aminu from office but banned him from holding any political office for two years, and wondered when the decision was reversed, asking that, “Do we now conclude that what one of the errand boys to remove Commissioner said against the Honourable members of the House at a press briefing is true. Where he said that they are toothless bulldogs and have no legal backing to remove his master, the commissioner?”
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