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General News of Friday, 22 October 2021


Why I visited President Buhari – Borno Gov, Zulum

Prof. Babagana Zulum Prof. Babagana Zulum

The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, on Friday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Zulum, while addressing State House correspondents at the end of a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja, announced that all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located within the state capital, Maiduguri will be closed by Dec. 31.

He said that the decision to close the camps in Maiduguri was informed by the recent improvement in the security situation in the state.

According to him, the government has decided to close the camps to enable the displaced persons return to their ancestral homes.

On why he visited Buhari, Zulum said, “I came to brief the President on the efforts made by the Borno State government in ensuring the return of internally displaced persons to their homes.

“So far so good, the Borno State Government has started well and arrangements have been concluded to ensure the closure of all internally displaced persons’ camps that are inside Maiduguri metropolis on or before Dec. 31, 2021,” he said.

Zulum added that arrangements have been concluded for the safe return of displaced persons, currently residing in neighbouring Niger and Cameroun Republics, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

The Governor commended the nation’s security agencies for their support and efforts in the restoration of peace to troubled local government areas in the state.

“To this effect, the Nigerian military is providing all the needed support to the government of Borno State.

“I am pleased to inform you also that the Chief of Naval Staff has ensured the return of Naval Base to Baga last month,” he said.

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