The Oasis Reporters
May 27, 2018
A Primary school teacher in Niger State has been issued a suspension letter from duty due to Facebook posts against President Muhammadu Buhari and the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello that he was alleged to have made.
The letter of suspension issued to Baba Wanigi by Agaie Local Education Authority, office and signed by the Education Secretary, dated 25 May, 2018, reads:
“Reference to the Education secretaries’ meeting with all the 169 head teachers of Agaie local government education authority, and all the staff of the central admin, warning them against active participation in politics and also hate speech, especially in the social media. and your subsequent posts in (sic) your Facebook timeline recently against the personality of the president of (the) Federal Republic of Nigeria and the present government at all levels. i.e local, state and federal government. Inline with above, the management of Agaie local government education authority has resolved it their (sic) emergency management meeting held on 25 may, 2018, that you are suspended from the service of Agaie LGEA INDEFINITELY”
Signed: Danlami M. Abubakar
HOS/PM for education secretary.
Surprised at the action of the local government, Mr. Wanigi
told a news reporter in the area that he will be approaching a law court over the matter.
Reacting to the suspension, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Chairman in Niger State. Bar. Tanko Beji said, ”they are just playing the script of the ruling party. How do you suspend someone indefinitely? suspension is done to give room for investigation, so how can that be termed indefinitely ?”, he added.
Mr. Baba Wanigi is a family man with a wife, two children and aged parents.
The Yan- almajiri Endowment Initiative and YouthLeadNigeria are planning a massive civil protest if the decision is not reviewed within one week.
Source – Nigerwatch Newspaper