Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has relieved the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Halimatu Idris, of her appointment with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Alhaji Abdu Labaran yesterday.
Labaran stated that the commissioner’s termination letter was personally signed by the governor, adding that Masari thanked the professor for the services she rendered to the state.
The statement quoted Masari as saying that, “Her contributions to the development of education in particular in the state cannot be over emphasized. During her term as commissioner, schools were rehabilitated and upgraded, new ones were constructed, teachers were trained and the atmosphere made more conducive to learning and teaching. However, as political activities for the 2019 general elections are about to commence, it becomes imperative for the government to bring more active politicians on board to quicken activities of governance.’’