Blasphemy Investigative C’tee Submits Report To Tambuwal

Blasphemy Investigative C’tee’s Submits Report To Tambuwal
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
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Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has received the report of an investigative committee set up by the state government to investigate the May 12, 2022 students unrest at the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE) in Sokoto which saw the lynching of a Christian girl for alleged blasphemy.

Africa Daily News, New York recalls that sometime in May, a student of the College, Deborah Samuel, was killed by a mob in the College premises over alleged blasphemy.

The Governor stated yesterday that having received the recommendations of the committee and heard from several stakeholders and leaders in the state on the need for the College to be reopened, his administration will look into the possibility of doing so.

He also directed the Governing Council of the SSCOE to convene a meeting with a view to reopening the College soonest.

The governor also assured the people of the state that the State government will implement the recommendations of the committee, reiterating his belief that doing so will prevent future reoccurrence of incident not only in the affected college but in all tertiary institutions in the state.

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Meanwhile, the governor has appealed to the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to find a common ground towards ending the prolonged strike embarked upon by the union.

‘No issues are beyond resolution. We must, in the interest of our children and our country, find a common ground,’ Tambuwal submitted.

He observed that there is give and take in negotiations, stating that ASUU and the Federal Government should shift positions and accommodate each other so that students could return to school.

The governor appealed to the local chapter of the ASUU in the Sokoto State University, which is in solidarity with the national body, to reconsider its position as the state was making efforts to meet all the demands of the union as reasonably as possible, just as the state government has been paying the University staff salaries regularly.

Africa Daily News, New York

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