100 days: Borno governor executes 120 projects despite B/Haram insurgency

100 days: Borno governor executes 120 projects despite B/Haram insurgency

- Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state on Monday, September 9 stated that 120 projects had been executed by his administration in his first 100 days in office

- The governor said the executed projects spread across the three geopolitical zones of the state

- The projects cut across education, healthcare, water supply, post-conflict reconstruction, agriculture, rural electrification, human empowerment and governance

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state on Monday, September 9 stated that 120 projects had been executed by his administration in his first 100 days in office.

Zulum’s 100th day was marked on Saturday, September 6, though no special event was organized to mark the milestone, Premium Times reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Zulum, a professor of irrigation engineering, in a statement signed by the secretary to the Borno state government, Usman Shuwa, said most of the 120 projects are completed while others are at various stages of completion.

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The governor, who visited about 20 out of the 27 local government areas of Borno during the 100 days, said the executed projects spread across the three geopolitical zones of the state.

Due to the Boko Harm insurgency, however, many local government areas in the northern parts of the state did not benefit from the governor’s new projects.

The statement read: “Of the 120 projects, a total of 61 are located in Borno Central, 43 in Borno South and 9 in northern Borno where accessibility is limited due to ongoing military operations.

“From distribution of the 61 projects ‎in Borno Central, Konduga has a total of 20 projects mostly on rural water supply.

“There are 14 projects in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, 10 in Jere, five in Bama, three in Mafa, three in Dikwa, three in Ngala and three projects in Kala-Balge.

“In the list of 43 projects in southern Borno, there are 12 projects in Hawul, eight in Gwoza, eight in Chibok, six in Askira-Uba, four in ‎Bayo, three in Damboa and four in Biu, one of which is the determined expansion and upgrade of Biu Township General Hospital to a specialist category of more doctors and equipment.”

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The statement added that “of the nine projects in northern Borno, there are three in Gubio, two in Kaga, two in Monguno and two in Magumeri.”

“The projects cut across education, healthcare, water supply, post-conflict reconstruction, agriculture, rural electrification, human empowerment and governance,” it said.

Shuwa said by Friday, September 13, the list of all projects and their exact locations will be released by the media house of the Government House.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Borno state government approved N28.198 million bailout to settle salary arrears of workers of the state-owned hotels and the State Investment Company.

Alhaji Babasheikh Haruna, the special assistant on media to Governor Babagana Zulum, announced this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

Haruna disclosed that the approval was to settle the backlog of five months of salary arrears owed workers of the Borno state hotels and Maiduguri International Hotel.

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He added that workers of the Borno State Investment Company would receive seven months’ salary owed them from January to July 2019.

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