- The children of Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes who died while fighting Boko Haram and ISWAP were given scholarship
- The announcement was made by the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum during a budget address on Tuesday, November 30
- Governor Zulum said the programme which will be in phases would give orphans scholarships to Federal Government Colleges and international schools
Maiduguri - No fewer than 500 children of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), hunters and vigilantes who died fighting Boko Haram insurgents will be given educational scholarships.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno statemade the announcement on Tuesday, November 30, while presenting the 2022 budget to the House of Assembly in Maiduguri.
In a statement shared on his Facebook page, Zulum said the initiative titled “Borno Heroes Support Programme” will be launched in January, 2022. The widowed mothers left behind would alsobe supported through a programme
The governor said:
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“We plan to lunch Borno Heros support programme. This programme involves the setting of a government team that will identify primary and secondary school-aged orphans of volunteers in the CJTF, hunters and volunteers who died during battles.
“Government will give these orphans scholarship to Federal Government Colleges and International schools. The programme is to be in phases with a pilot phase of 500 orphans.”
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During his visit, Governor Zulum, to further demonstrate his empathy, directed the release of N20m to the family.
Confirming this, Malam Isa Gusau, the governor’s spokesman, disclosed that the directive was effected immediately.
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Meanwhile, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr Garus Gololo canvassed for Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum to be the presidential and vice presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 general elections.
Gololo made the recommendation in an interaction with journalists including a Legit.ng reporter in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Tuesday, November 30.
According to him, the joint ticket of the vice president and the Borno state governor will ensure the stability and rapid development of the country.