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Zulum consolidates 5th year with 238 projects

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has continued his commitment towards transforming the state in the first year of his second tenure of office.  He…

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has continued his commitment towards transforming the state in the first year of his second tenure of office. 

He consolidated on democratic gains by delivering 238 additional projects in the first year of his second tenure, from May 29, 2023, to May 29, 2024. 

In 5 Years, Zulum has cumulatively accomplished no less than 1,195 developmental projects and capital-intensive programmes and policies that are people-oriented.

Secretary to the state government, Malam Bukar Tijjai, disclosed this in a press release on Tuesday night.

The SSG recalled that over 900 projects, programmes and policies were delivered during Zulum’s First Tenure from May 29, 2019, to May 29, 2023. 

He also said 238 projects delivered in the first 365 days of Zulum’s second tenure comprised 220 capital projects and 18 capital-intensive programmes and policies, most of which were completed.

He said the achievements included 54 projects on education across 23 local government areas, including 36 new mega and regular senior/junior secondary and primary schools, high Islamic college and integrated tsangaya schools, including admin blocks, teachers’ quarters, laboratories, sporting facilities, solar systems, new ICT laboratories and 88 science laboratories in 22 schools, 58 vehicles for monitoring and evaluation of schools, 6,529 furniture sets for schools and education offices, among others.

The release also stated that in the health sector, Zulum delivered 19 projects in 10 LGAs across all the 3 Senatorial Zones, including six new primary healthcare centres (PHCs), new General Hospital, 2 new Eye and Dental Hospitals, block of classrooms at a Nursing School, construction of 2 new Colleges of Nursing, the rehabilitation of 3 General Hospitals, and state-wide initiatives [solar systems in 22 PHCs and a General Hospital, supply of medical equipment, essential drugs, and consumables, etc]. Works and Housing got 20 projects across 6 LGAs, transforming urban and rural landscapes. 

On Works, Zulum constructed Borno’s second flyover and an underpass pedestrian bridge, while the third flyover is under construction.

The construction of 32.77km of urban and rural roads, including dual carriageways, drainages, and road networks, is underway; procured tracked paver and bulldozer to facilitate direct labour works in the state and ensure judicious utilisation of scarce resources. 

On Housing, the government has constructed 2 separate estates, comprising 500 units and 72-unit 3-bedroom flats with road networks delivered for civil servants and residents. 

On Security, Zulum supported the post-insurgency operations with 94 brand new Hilux, 62 Toyota Land Cruiser (Samsara) patrol vehicles, assorted security gadgets, equipment and logistics; procured 300 new motorcycles; repaired/upgraded 49 vehicles; and built a new office complex with support facilities for the Borno State Security Trust Fund to support security architecture and operations.


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