The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede has lauded the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum for raising the bar of accountable governance that make Borno a reference point in Nigeria.
Is-haq stated this on Thursday, when he paid a courtesy visit on Zulum at the Council Chamber of the Government House in the state.
Prof. Is-haq said, “I feel very happy seeing you because, you are a pride to everything you represent. I have reasons to be very proud of you. I feel proud to be Nigerian because you are Nigerian. If leadership is service, from what we see of you, what we hear of you, most of them are well intended. When you are not there, the reality is being said about you.”
He added, “Everywhere you go, even when someone has reason to hate you, he will still acknowledge the fact that you are not supposed to be hated by anybody who is sane.”
Commenting on the closure of the IDPs camps in Maiduguri and Jere, the JAMB Registrar commended the governor for the bold steps in returning people back to their ancestral homes, which he said, signals the return of peace to some parts of the state.
“The initiative to close down all the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri will pave way for the return of all the displaced persons to their ancestral homes. This is quite commendable as it signals a return to normalcy. Some NGOs with no clear objectives and mission in Borno State will now have to go back to the drawing board. The era of opportunistic behaviour and mischief by some of these NGOs is coming to an end. I am of the view that beneficiaries of conflict are as committed to its prolongation as its initiators.” Prof. Is-haq said.
The JAMB registrar also hailed the governor’s grant made available to encourage research on renal failure and kidney diseases, and the provision of free dialysis service to patients.