Any action that is progressive is led by people who have had the privilege of studying. Educating ourselves is a way to arm ourselves with the most powerful weapon for freedom.
This explains the reason why Senator Ali Wakili representing Bauchi South Senatorial zone recently presented a Bill in the National Assembly for the establishment of the Federal College of Education, Dass, which passed second reading and subsequent directives to the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TET-fund to call for public hearing on the matter.
But to the greatest shock of the people of Dass emirate and the good people of Bauchi South senatorial district, a point of order was raised by a Senator from Bauchi Central Senatorial district who happened to be a member of the All Progressives Party (APC), Senator Hamma Isah Misau, to truncate the public hearing.
One would wonder the action of Senator Isah and asked where the change mantra of APC is.
But the pertinent question here is that where was Senator Isah Hammah Misau when the Bill was presented and passed second reading?
The argument of Senator Isah Hamma Misau and his attitude was quite unfortunate, because it was Senator Ali Wakili that took the initiative first to canvasse for the establishment of the Federal College of Education Dass, barely two weeks after Senator Ali Wakili’s submission; Isah Hamma Misau came up with his Point of Order in order to truncate the public hearing on the establishment of the College. The Senate should have queried Isah Hamma Misau for piracy of a bill/motion of his colleague from the same state and same party.
A healthy political culture could have required Isah Hamma Misau to support Senator Ali Wakili in his bid, since he took the first initiative and thought of good things for his people of Bauchi Central and expects Senator Ali Wakili to support him too. Senator Hamma Misau argued that Bauchi South Senatorial District has Federal University of Technology (ATBU) Bauchi, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, University Teaching Hospital and a federal secretariat which he Isah Misau forgot that it is a constitutional right of Bauchi as a state capital to enjoy these privileges like every other state capital in Nigeria.
Senator Misau forgot that Senator Ali Wakili is not a Senator representing Bauchi, the state capital but Bauchi South senatorial district. He also forgot that Bauchi South is the biggest and largest senatorial district in the entire North-East geo-political zone, but with only one federal government presence, which is the National Open University Study Centre, Bogoro.
While Bauchi Central Senatorial District has VVF National Hospital Ningi, Police Secondary School Kafin Madaki, Navy Secondary School Misau, faculty of Law State University Misau, College of Health Technology Ningi, Social Development Institute Ningi, College for Legal and Islamic Studies Misau, Farm Training Centre Darazo, Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Centre Zalanga, Ganjuwa local government and some special secondary schools across Bauchi central senatorial district.
While in Bauchi South Senatorial District, the only government presence one could see is fertilizer stores which ceased to exist since the introduction of the e-wallet system of fertilizer allocation and distribution.
To have a re-think over this point of order of Senator Isah Hamma Misau is necessary for both the leadership of the APC-led executive and legislative to have service delivery in their sincere determination to transform their zones.
–Lawal, wrote from Dass, Bauchi State.
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