The new governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has said that restoration of peace, quality education and job creation would form parts of his 10-Point Agenda to reposition the state for better.
He noted that the era of political thuggery popularly called ECOMOG which constituted nuisance in the state is over as the present administration would come up with a robust entrepreneurship skills to engage youth who are the future leaders of tomorrow.
Zulum stated this at Ramat Square Maiduguri, venue for the official handing over and swearing in ceremony as the newly elected governor by the chief judge of the state, Justice Kashim Zannah.
READ ALSO: LIVE UPDATES: Inauguration day in Nigeria as Buhari, governors take oath of office
In his acceptance/inaugural speech which was hitherto disrupted by firing of tear gas control the mamoth crowd, the new governor said apart from restoration of peace, education and job creation, his administration will have an inclusive government devoid of selfishness, political, religious or ethnic divides.
He solicited the unflinching support from the security agencies, traditional and religious leaders, and the good people of the state in order to move Borno to a greater height.
His words: "I want thank God Almighty, President Muhammadu Buhari, former Governor Kashim Shettima and the good people of the state for giving him the mandate to serve as governor on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.
"My focus is on improving the security of the state as insecurity is the major impediment that affected the lives of people.
"On food security, I will ensure the return of our displaced people to their farmlands to ensure national food security.
"I will fight unemployment and poverty amongst our youths and embark on massive reconstruction of our destroyed communities so that people would return to their ancestral homes, while we seek more support from humanitarian agencies.
"I want to also state categorically that the era of political thuggery a.k.a. ECOMOG which constituted nuisance in the state is over as the present administration would come up with a robust entrepreneurship skills to engage youth who are the future leaders of tomorrow."
Before his handing over note, former governor Shettima thanked the people of Borno state for giving him the opportunity to serve them in the last eight years despite challenges by the Boko Haram sect.
He, therefore, called on the people to give same maximum support to Governor Zulum for better Borno.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Borno state commissioner of police, Mohammed Aliyu, confirmed the death of a senior steward to ex-Governor Shettima, John Achagwa who hanged himself at the Government House, Maiduguri, on Tuesday, May 28.
Achagwa aged 67, who had retired from active service since 2013 was re-engaged by the present administration, but hanged himself on a Neem tree at the back of the Presidential Lodge, Government House on Tuesday afternoon.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng: We have upgraded to serve you better
Which of President Buhari’s ministers should he retain for 2nd term? | Legit TV