Northern Governor Threatens Okorocha Over Derogatory Comments About The North

A Northern State Governor, Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has berated Senator Rochas Okorocha over his derogatory comments in the Senate Chamber during week.

Governor Matawalle while reacting to Senator Okorocha statement that future Northern Senators cannot speak in English language warned former Imo State governor to desist from insulting the North, especially on the floor of the exalted Chamber.

Okorocha in viral video expressed fear of having lawmakers from the North who cannot address the senate chamber in English. He asked for an intervention in the educational sector in the region.

The Imo West Senator while speaking on the floor of Senate stated that illiteracy in the northern region has a direct impact on other parts of the country.

Zamfara State Governor in a statement by Special Adviser on Media, Zailani Bappa warned Okorocha to desist from insulting the North.

He therefore asked the Senator to apologise to the people of the North over his unguarded utterances on the educational status of the North which has gone viral in the social media.

The Governor noted that the North may be educationally behind other parts of the country, but it was insulting to portray the zone in the manner Senator Okorocha did.

Governor Matawalle further said the Northern Governors are especially concerned on the improvement of educational sector. In Zamfara State. For instance, the Governor has budgeted 19% of the total budget for the 2020 fiscal year for the educational sector.

‘Governor Bello Muhammad has settled SSCE fees to the tune of over 700 million and is sending 200 boys and girls to study medical sciences and engineering abroad. The state government is equally building 700 classroom blocks for the basic educational sector and renovation over 300 in addition to improvement of teachers welfare.’ Bappa explained

The Governor then warned Senator Okorocha to be mindful of his unguarded statements that prick on people’s sentiments especially the North  that brought him up.

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