Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum began his second term in office on Monday and vowed to reopen more displaced communities to speed up the recovery of the sstate’sbattered economy.
The energetic governor plans to set up 27 microfinance banks to ensure that our people have access to financial services and 27 ICT centres in the state.
In the last four years, authorities have relocated more than one million internally displaced persons to their ancestral communities.
Zulum also declared his intentions to hire 5,000 teachers and 1,500 healthcare professionals and build microfinance institutions in each of the state’s state’s state’s sstate’s27 local government districts as he took the oath of office for a second term. The governor stated;
“I am always happy whenever I visit Baga, Damasak, Kala Balge, Monguno, Gwoza, Bama, Damboa, Askira, Banki, Baga, Gamboru, Dikwa, Ngoshe, Kirawa and all other liberated communities across Borno State.
“We intend to consolidate our resettlement effort by resettling Abadam, Malumfatori, Gudumbali, Kareto, Ashigashiya, Wala, Yamteke, Modube, Bita, Dalwa, Sandiya, Kumshe, Gulumba, Gajibo, Logumane, Kala, Wumbi, Karnowa, Mile-forty, Kekeno, Kumowon, Mbuta, Koshebe, Maiwa, Kirenuwa, Marte, Ala, Kaje, Gashigar, Asia, among others.
“We also plans to close all or a greater percentage of IDP camps in all the 27 LGs and resettle them in a dignified manner in collaboration with our development partners and international communities.”
By opening up the remote regions and bringing services closer to the people, Zulum said, he hoped to provide the people of Borno State with additional avenues for advancement.
He further stated,
“We will establish six centres of excellence to harness the potential from underprivileged children by providing an enabling environment for them to fully realize their potential, construct additional secondary and primary schools and as well rehabilitate 100 schools, recruit additional 5,000 teachers and ensure adequate resources for education.”
Members of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Senior Executive Course 37 promised to help the governor restore the state to its magnificent past.