Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has congratulated Asmau Idriss and Zakariyya Abdullahi for jointly emerging overall winners of the Spelling Bee Competition in the state.
Buni said this shortly after the concluded spelling competition organised by the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for its post insurgency recovery programme, as a positive development.
“This development is in conformity with our strive to rejuvenate education in the state,” Buni said.
He said it was gratifying that students from 41 public and private schools actively participated and performed well in the event.
Buni said although winners had emerged, there were no losers because participation in the maiden edition of the competition automatically makes all participants as winners.
He said government would continue to support every effort geared towards expanding the horizon of students and adding value to educational development in the state.