COURAGE: Bread seller appointed as SSA in Zamfara, vows to continue selling bread after work

By Bature Dan-Inni with agency report

A bread seller, Abdulmalik Sa’idu, has been appointed as a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Zamfara state governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle.

But in a reaction, Sa’idu said even though he had accepted to serve the governor in the capacity he was appointed he would continue to sell his bread after official hours.

The appointment of Sa’idu by Bello Matawalle is seen by many as a turning point which signified the end of nepotism in Zamfara politics. The appointment has already becomes a topic of discussion in and outside the state, which goes viral on twitter.

The appointment of Sa’idu Maibiredi is contained in a letter dated September 24, 2019 and is with effect from September 14, 2019.

Sa’idu’s appointment, however, has not taken him away from his daily business of selling bread as he vowed to continue selling bread after office hours.

In a telephone interview with DAILY NIGERIAN, Mr Maibiredi, 24, said he would still continue selling bread after office hours.

“I am still very proud of my business, and I never felt denigrated selling bread. I started selling bread since I was in primary school.

“I use the proceeds of the business to pay PTA dues for myself, pay for common entrance examination, placement examination and SSCE.

“I bought bicycle for myself when I was in class 4 in primary school. I never bothered to ask my parents for money to buy school uniform.

“I did my NCE selling bread. I am currently going for my final year in the Federal University Gusau. That is how I became who I am today. Right now as we speak, it is bread in front of me,” Mr Maibiridi added.