It is quite unfortunate a month after the death of our hero late Sen. Ali Wakili that the Nigerian Senate has remained silent over the debate on the proposed bill to establish Bauchi State Federal College of Education in Dass. We are disturbed to a very large extent as to what step the Senate shall take with regards to the already proposed bill. Even though we have not heard anything from members of the red chamber on the matter at hand, I have decided to re-notify our esteemed senators in the hallowed chamber about the said proposed bill as it remains crucial to the development of the late senator’s zone.
I wish to put it on record that we the people of Bauchi State in general and Bauchi South senatorial district in particular, the district of the deceased Ali Wakili have nothing to remember in honour of him. In the interest of legacy and posterity, we beg for the speedy passage of the bill so that the school could be established and subsequently named after our giant, Sen. Ali Wakili who died evidently in the course of duty. With every sense of responsibility, I believe my opinion represents that of the majority members on whose behalf I am communicating this piece.
Let me beg to remind everyone that Dass, the local government which the establishment bill proposes to situate the school is one that has been left behind in terms of modern education in the state. As a matter of fact, it is one of the few LGA’s in Bauchi that has no any higher institution whether state or FG established.
My distinguished senators, approving the already proposed bill through quick passage will promote the acquisition of education which remains a mandatory duty of the government to its citizens as it guarantees platform for even development in the country. Not only that, it will let the world know that Nigerian system of democracy is not centered only on the urban areas, but also moves with all angles of the human settlement which includes the rural areas.
Finally, fellow readers, I strongly believe passage of the bill will without doubt ease the temper of the entire people of the state over the demise of their hope, and that will further show the world that yes you have great respect for your colleague in struggle.
Sulaiman Abubakar Imam is a concerned Nigerian from Bauchi State.