His Excellency Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the Executive Governor of Yobe state and chairman APC Caretaker/Extraordinary convention planning committee, has congratulated Asmau Idriss and Zakariyya Abdullahi for jointly emerging overall winners of the Spelling Bee competition in the state.
The governor described the just concluded spelling competition organized 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” the Governor said.
He said although winners have emerged but there are no losers because participation in the maiden edition of the competition automatically makes all participants as winners.
“I want to specially appreciate the organizers for complementing government efforts and making the event attractive, transparent and open to every student who is interested and with the zeal to participate” Buni said.
He assured that government will continue to support every effort geared towards expanding the horizon of students, and adding value to educational development in the state.
“It is gratifying that students from 41 public and private schools have actively participated and performed creditably well in this event.
“Similarly, the winners who are said to be from public schools in Fika and Yusufari local government areas, reflects and justifies government’s investment in education and the success of the state of emergency launched on education by this administration” the Governor said.
He urged the organizers to liaise with the state ministry of education in subsequent competitions to support, expand and accommodate more students for the competition.
“I understand there are plans to organize essay writing competitions for our students, this is a welcome development and government will continue to support such initiatives’ Governor Buni assured.
DG, Press and Media Affairs.