In a determined move to deliver dividends of democracy to his people, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has completed twenty-three (23) capital projects in the southern part of the state.
The projects, mostly schools and healthcare centres in towns and villages are expected to be commissioned today, Wednesday by Zulum with a kick start from Bayo Local Government Area.
Borno State and particularly, the southern part of the state, has been bedevilled and devastated by security challenges like Boko Haram insurgency and kidnappings.
The security challenges are so terrible the governor led the three senators from the state to pay a visit on the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor on Monday, as a way to proffer solution to the problem.
Zulum arrived Biryel, headquarters of Bayo on Tuesday evening and passed the night there.
The governor was in company of Borno’s APC state chairman, Ali Bukar Dalori, state secretary of the party, Bello Ayuba and key stakeholders of southern Borno among them senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Southern Borno senatorial zone, House of Representatives and state assembly members representing constituencies commissioners, advisers, assistants and officials who supervised the 23 projects to be commissioned by the governor.
The governor’s Spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, said Zulum will be commissioning 23 out of many other projects executed by the administration across southern Borno.
Gusau explained that the 23 projects include 13 newly established and rehabilitated secondary and primary schools; six primary healthcare centres and three municipal buildings comprising two police stations and a government lodge as well as a shopping complex.
The statement explained that the 23 projects are sited in villages and towns of Hawul, Shani, Bayo and Kwaya Kusar Local Government Areas in southern Borno.
The spokesman explained that some of the schools to be commissioned by Zulum include a newly established mega-size Government Day Technical Secondary School with 30 classrooms, another Government Day Secondary School with 20 classrooms, a community secondary school with 20 classrooms, a primary school with 20 classrooms amongst others.
According to him, Zulum had, in his two years, executed 556 capital projects which have now been slightly surpassed from May 29, 2021 to date.
The governor is expected to inspect palaces completed and allocated to some district and ward heads.
… To Strengthen Security Formations
As a key component of his trip, Governor Zulum will interact with heads of military and volunteer formations as part of his usual approach to identify immediate needs and strengthen security measures in communities of Southern Borno.