The Caretaker Chairman of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno state, Alhaji Abubakar Abdulkadir, has declared state of emergency on water supply with the drilling of 10 new boreholes and renovation of over 30 others to address the perennial water shortage in Gajigana, Poro Chingora, Maramari, Blum, Abdora, Zamfara, Magumeri and other communities. This is in addition to construction of new primary schools and rehabilitation of several others, including the council secretariat, destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists.
Magumeri has witnessed series of Boko Haram attacks, including the recent ambush of NNPC staff and oil explorers around Bornoyesu village where over 40 people were killed before abduction of three contracting lecturers and staff of Geology Department of the University of Maiduguri by the terrorists.
Conducting newsmen round the executed projects at the weekend, Alhaji Abdulkadir said, “Water is crucial to human existence, hence, with support from Governor Kashim Shettima, the provision of potable water has always been accorded priority by the present administration.
Giving a little background of his stewardship in office, Alhaji Abdulkadir said, apart from water supply, his administration also embarked on massive Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of primary, Tsangaya/Islamiyya schools and local government secretariat hitherto destroyed by insurgents, in addition to construction of 50 shopping complexes and market stalls spread across Magumeri, Gajigana and other communities.