(Video): Punctual Teacher Gets Massive Reward From Borno Governor During Impromptu Visit


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An elderly teacher in Borno State, Mrs. Obiageli Mazi, smiled to the bank on Friday after Governor Babagana Zulum visited a school impromptu and found her waiting for her pupils as early as 6:46 am.

The governor was said to be on his early morning project visits in Maiduguri when he met the elderly female teacher in Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 Primary School.

In a video shared by Media Aide to Deputy Governor Of Borno, Dogo M Shettima, the governor can be seen engaging in light conversation with the matronly teacher.

Mazi told the governor that she had worked for 31 years as a teacher in Borno, although she hails from Abia State.

Zulum then heads to one of the cars in his convoy and brings out a wad of cash which he presented to the teacher, who knelt in jubilation, for her punctuality and dedication to service.

The elated teacher can be seen praying for the governor’s continued success.

Shettima added in his caption of the video that the governor promised the teacher a job after her retirement.

“Her gender, tribe, religion or state of origin does not surprise him but her passion, enthusiasm, dedication, commitment and above all patriotism do surprised him a lot,” Shettima wrote.

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Some Nigerians who commented on the video hailed the governor’s recognition of the teacher’s effort.

Mazi Olayinka Danladi wrote: “And say, ‘Do [as you will], for Allah will see your deeds, and [so, will] His Messenger and the believers. And you will be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, and He will inform you of what you used to do.’ Quran 9: 105.”

Saidat Shaibu wrote: “Leadership. I wish Boko Haram can just end so we would see how much of a good leader he is.”

Simon Ogah wrote: “Wow!! This touch my heart… She is a legend. God will never forget the faithful at heart. For this governor; I don’t even know how to describe him. I think exceptional will do. Federal government should honor this woman.”

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