ZAMFARA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY HAS RECOMMENDED FOR THREE MONTHS EVICTION NOTICE FOR RETIRED TEACHING AND NON TEACHING STAFF OCCUPYING QUARTERS IN ALL GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN THE STATE.
Retired teaching and non teaching staff in both primary,post primary and tertiary institutions occupying government quarters at the detriment of serving teaching staff have been given three months eviction notice to leave or face the full wrath of the law,
These are some some the resolutions reached yesterday by the state House of Assembly in its resumed plenary after almost three weeks of oversight functions.
Raising the motion at the floor of the House as a matter of public importance, Hon Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma (PDP Maru North) who also chairs House committee on basic education drew the attention of his colleagues of the aged -long tradition by some unpatriotic teachers and even non teaching staff that were privileged to occupy government quarters in public schools in the state but deliberately decided to remain there even after they retire from the public service.
Hon Kanoma went further to informed his colleagues that some occupants of such quarters even formed the habit of building houses outside and rent it to the public while they still maintained government quarters a situation Kanoma said is no more tainable and detrimental to growth and development of education in the state.
The speaker of the House Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya who presides over the sitting threw the issue to the floor of the House for deliberations, arguments and counter arguments by the Hon members.
After extensive deliberations on the frowns and cons of the motion, speaker Magarya ruled that the House unanimously resolved that three (3)months eviction notice be served to all retiring officers occupying government quarters in all public schools in the state.
Speaker Magarya further stressed that the quest yearning and aspiration of having an efficient functional and vibrant public service by the government of the day will be inputility if present scenario is being maintained.
The House also effect some amendment regarding its plenary calendar of 2020/2021 second session due to non performance of the year 2020 occasioned by corona virus and annual hajj pilgrimage which had earlier been counseled .
Moving the motion before the House for considerations and deliberations, majority leader Hon Faruk Musa Dosara suggested that the House should proceed on recess on 23rd/07/2020 and resumes on 24th/08/2020 was seconded by his deputy Hon Nasiru Bello Lawal Bungudu.
When asked by the speaker the House members answered in affirmative that the change should be effected immediately.
With this development the House will go on recess from Thursday 23/07/2020 and resumes plenary on 24/08/2020 that will allow members celebrate the forth coming eid kabir festivities in their different constituencies
Earlier in the day a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of zamfara state bureau of public service reforms 2020 went through first reading by the House.
On the final note the speaker of the House Rt Hon Nasiru Magarya wished all members and legislative staff a happy sallah celebrations in advance while the House will go on one month recess.
Mustapha Jafaru kaura
(Public Relations officer )
Zamfara state House of Assembly Gusau