Magami was established as ‘Sansani’ or Nomadic Settlement in the 1740s. It has a population of 23,379 inhabitants. According to Sarkin Magami the community chief, Magami Islamiyya was established in 2016 as an additional block to complement the existing Magami Central Primary School. Construction of the block started in late 2016 and abandoned by the contractor at near completion stage due to change of leadership in the local government and in 2018, the local government council revived the project to complete it.

The Follow The Money team has activated #CompleteMagami campaign to monitor and track the timely implementation of the classroom’s completion being implemented by Sumaila LGA Council. We are calling on all concerned stakeholders especially the Sumaila Local Government Council to provide all necessary information that will aid the tracking and subsequent implementation of this project. To join in this campaign, please log on to www.ifollowthemoney.org.

FOI Request Sent to Sumaila LGA Chairman

26/09/2018: FTM Team sent a Freedom of Information request to Sumaila Local Government Chairman, requesting for project implementation data on the completion of the Islamiyya classroom block at Magami. Find here.

FTM team Went on a Community Outreach to Magami

Students appealing to Sumaila Local Government Council to #CompleteMagami

20/09/2018: FTM Kano team embarked on a community outreach to Magami community to track the completion of Islamiyya classroom block. Already the school has 6 blocks 1,110 pupils and 10 teachers. As at the time of this community outreach, project implementation has not started. Find the report here.

Completion of the Construction will Decongest Classes

Picture of the classroom showing tattered roof and cracked walls

20/09/2018: Speaking to Mansir Mohammed, he said “Completing the construction of the school will decongest classes thus making the pupils to learn comfortably”.

Community members and school not aware of the project.

20/09/2018: On getting to this community, we discovered that the community and the school were not carried along in the process so they knew nothing about the project.

There is not a single female teacher and they need the school fenced

20/09/2018: According to Laraba Umar, the women Leader of  Magami community, “There are no female teachers in the school we appeal to government to send female teachers to us.”

Speed up the completion of the project

FTM team led by Ali Isa with Magami Community Chief Alhaji Bashir Abubakar and his lieutenants at the Chief’s Palace

20/09/2018: Speaking to Alhaji Bashir Abubakar the community chief and civil servant, he started by saying, “Lack of fence have exposed our children and their teachers to so many security risks.” He further called on the government to speed up completion of the school while promising to take it up with the authorities of Sumaila LGA and appeal to them to #CompleteMagami Project.