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03.08.2022 Featured Tambuwal Considers Reopening SSCOE After Receiving Reports on the Killing of Deborah Samuel

Published 3rd Aug, 2022

By Omolabake Ohu

The 12-member committee formed by Aminu Tambuwal, the Governor of Sokoto State, to investigate the May 12 student unrest that led to the death of Deborah Samuel, the Christian girl stoned for blaspheming Islam at the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE), has submitted its findings.

While receiving the report on Tuesday, the governor asked the school’s governing council to consider reopening the college.

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The governor reassured the state’s citizens that his government would put the committee’s recommendations into action. He said doing so would stop a recurrence not only at the afflicted college, but also in all the higher institutions in the state.

The governor also urged the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to work together to find a solution to the union’s protracted strike.

“No issues are beyond resolution. We must, in the interest of our children and our country, find a common ground,” Tambuwal advised in a statement released by his media aide, Muhammad Bello.

READ ALSO: Protests to Hold ‘In Every CAN Secretariat’ Over Deborah’s Killing for ‘Blasphemy’

He said there is a give-and-take in every discussion, and that ASUU and the federal government should compromise and change their stances so that students may go back to school.

Tambuwal further made an appeal to the Sokoto State University chapter of ASUU, which is in support of the national body, to change their minds because the state was making attempts to reasonably accommodate all of the union’s demands.

Engineer Abdullah Bakale, the chairman of the investigative committee on the SSCOE problem, stated in his speech that the group had conducted a thorough study into the situation, which prompted them to prepare a complete report on the subject.

Published 3rd Aug, 2022

By Omolabake Ohu

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