School Teacher Suspended Over ‘Facebook Post’ Against Buhari

A primary school teacher in Agaie Niger state, Mr Baba Mohammed Wanigi, has been issued a suspension letter over an unspecified Facebook post against the administration President Buhari and the Niger State Government, led by Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello.

The suspension letter dated 25th May 2018, was signed by Danlami M. Abubakar, HOS/PM for education secretary and was issued from the office of the education secretary Agaie Local Education Authority.

EXTRACT “Reference to the education secretaries’ meeting with all the 169 head teachers of Agaie Local government education authority, and all the staff of the central admin, warning them against active participation in politics and also hate speech, especially in the social media. and your subsequent posts in your Facebook timeline recently against the personality of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria and the present government at all levels. i.e; local, state and federal government. inline with above, the management of Agaie local government education authority has resolved it their (sic) emergency management meeting held on 25 may, 2018, that you are suspended from the service of Agaie LGEA INDEFINITELY”

The teacher, Mr. Wanigi who is married with a wife, two children and aged parent, said he was surprised at the action of the local government and will be approaching a law court over the issue.

The Yan- almajiri endowment initiative and YouthLeadNigeria are also planing a massive civil protest if the decision is not reviewed within one week.

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