Governor Babagana Zulum has appealed to the residents of Borno state not to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari during the working Visit to the state today. Zulum made the appeal in a press statement 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.”
It will be recalled that the last time the President Borno, he was booed for his inability to stem the killings in the state despite his electoral promises.