… Expected In Borno Thursday To Appraise Security Challenges In Northeast
By Bukar Bolori
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay a day official visit to Borno State to appraise security challenges in the Northeast and commission some projects in the state.
A statement by Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum on Wednesday titled: “Thursday: Why Buhari deserves Borno’s rousing welcome”, said the President will be in the state to appraise security situation in the northeast, during which he will commission some of developmental projects executed by the state government.
Zulum, who said President Buhari is concerned about the humanitarian situation and sincerely committed to finding peace in the troubled state, claimed that: “This is why he is visiting us on Thursday.”
The governor said: “While I must admit that we still have security challenges, at the same time, if we cast our minds back to the realities before President Buhari’s coming, we would factually recall, that many of our communities in northern, central and southern Borno, were mostly, no-go-areas.
“President is focused on our security situation.
“President Buhari has regularly demonstrated deep compassion and love for Borno State.”
He added that: “Not long ago, President Buhari gave approval for the NNPC, to establish a power plant for us in Borno. This aims to address our electricity problems in Maiduguri and environs. This landmark project will insha’Allah, greatly impact on small, medium and large scale business to thrive. The project will improve our social conditions and communal security.
“President Buhari has also approved the take off of a Federal Polytechnic in Monguno. The President is also likely to approve a Federal College of Education for Borno.”
Zulum said one of the projects is expected to commission is the first phase of 10,000 houses which was approved and funded by Mr. President for the resettlement of IDPs and refugees.
The governor while calling on the residents to come out and honour “a President, whose love for Borno has been so obvious,” said: “I urge us to demonstrate Borno’s creed of hospitality.”