- A government official says Governor Shettima has chided Usman Jaha for embarrassing not only himself but the Borno state government
- The governor wonders why on earth the commissioner, who is a degree holder, chose to distribute shoe polish as part of his own understanding of human capacity development for youths
- Court orders destruction of N30m worth of ‘fake polish’ in Anambra
The Borno state commissioner for higher education and aspirant for the House of Representatives in 2019, Usman Jaha (Babawo), has been queried by Governor Kashim Shettima for distributing shoe polish and other items to youth in Gwoza as part of his welfare programme.
The social media was awash on Wednesday, May 16, with photos of the donation which some commentators ascribed to the governor.
Premium Times reports that a government official familiar with the development on Thursday, May 17, said that Shettima has chided Jaha for embarrassing not only himself but the administration.
“The Governor reminded the Commissioner that his own ministry has so far facilitated the approval of foreign universities scholarships to more than 300 Borno youth amongst them almost 100 ladies studying medicine abroad as part of the Governor’s ‘standard’ in human resource development.
“The Governor also reminded the commissioner that his ministry is the one building Borno’s first state university after 41 years of the state’s creation and therefore wondered why on earth the commissioner, who is a degree holder and has been visiting Borno students abroad, chose to distribute shoe polish as part of his own understanding of human capacity development for youths in Gwoza,” the official stated.
The ruling was in accordance with an earlier agreement for the destruction of the products, which was reached between the parties involved in the matter.
NAIJ.com notes that the fake products had been packed at the central police station, Onitsha since last year, after it had been discovered in a warehouse on the bank of the River Niger, following a tip off.
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