Former Presidential Aspirant of SDP during Gen. Ibrahim Babangida era, Mallam Umar Muhammad Maizabura, has urged Federal Government to reopen schools closed because of COVID-19.
Maizabura who was also the National Chairman of National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP), recently disregistered by INEC with some political parties made the call Friday at a press briefing in Maiduguri.
Maizabura observed that the continuous closure of schools which from all indication is about to affects WAEC and other examinations was totally uncalled for.
He said government should not allow itself to be misled in taking decisions that would adversely affect the education and future of many Nigerians, particularly the youths.
Maizabura also lamented the growing insecurity in the north, particularly the banditry in Sokoto, Katsina and Zamfara states and called for urgent action to address it.
“Borno is battling with insurgents for several years and now we are seeing raising banditry in Sokoto, Katsina and Zamfara states. This is disturbing and need to be checked,” Maizabura said.
Commenting on the scrapping of his party, NDLP, by INEC, Maizabura said there was no fairness in INEC’s action, adding that the commission was misled to take that action.
Also commenting on APC crisis that led to dissolution of Adam Oshiomole led executive, Maizabura urged APC as the party in power to put it house in order.
He said the party should look for credible personality like Engr Babagoni Machina to serve as national chairman to restore its fading glory.
“Though I am not an APC member, but I feel as some one who care for sanity in the ruling party in the interest of the nation,” Maizabura said.
Maizabura who is residing in Maiduguri, lauded the achievements of Governor Babagana Zulum in transforming the state within the past one year, and urged him to sustain the tempo.
“Zulum is a good and hard working man. He has proved his bravery and patriotism by rendering selfless service to the people.
“The governor respect continuity and has continue go build from where his predecessor stopped, ” Maizabura said.