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Regional News of Thursday, 25 November 2021


Zulum Inaugurates 22 Projects in Borno South

The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum

The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has commissioned 22 projects built by his administration in the southern senatorial district of the state.

A statement by the Governor’s Spokesman, Mr. Isa Gusau, disclosed that his principal arrived Biryel, headquarters of Bayo Local Government Area on Tuesday, November 23, evening and passed the night there, while he kick started the commissioning of the projects from Bayo Local Government.

Gusau explained that the 22 projects included 13 newly established and rehabilitated secondary and primary schools; six primary healthcare centres and three municipal buildings comprising two police stations and a government lodge as well as a shopping complex.

The statement explained that the 22 projects are sited in villages and towns of Hawul, Shani, Bayo and Kwaya Kusar Local Government Areas in southern Borno.

Isa Gusau explained that some of the schools commissioned by Zulum included a newly established mega-size Government Day Technical Secondary School with 30 classrooms, another Government Day Secondary School with 20 classrooms, a community secondary school with 20 classrooms, a primary school with 20 classrooms amongst others.

The spokesman recalled that Zulum had executed 556 capital projects, which have now been slightly surpassed from Saturday, May 29, 2021 to date.

He noted that Zulum arrived Bayo, Tuesday, November 23 night, in company of Borno’s APC State Chairman, Mr. Ali Dalori, state secretary of the party, Bello Ayuba and key stakeholders of southern Borno among them senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Southern Borno senatorial zone, House of Representatives and state assembly members representing constituencies commissioners, advisers, assistants and officials who supervise the 22 projects to be commissioned by the governor.

The governor also inspected palaces completed and allocated to some district and ward heads.

Gusau, said as a key component of his trip, Governor Zulum will interact with heads of military and volunteer formations as part of his usual approach to identify immediate needs and strengthen security measures in communities of southern Borno.