Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum’s massive infrastructural projects will accelerate the socio-economic growth of the state ravaged by the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency, a project management consultant, Engr. Yusuf Bello, has said.
Engr Bello, a principal partner in Samab International Links Limited, a project management consortium, disclosed this in a chat with journalists in his office in Abuja.
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He said it’s gladdening that despite the security challenges, Zulum is transforming the state into a model in terms of public centric- infrastructure and inclusive governance.
Engr Bello said, “Governor Zulum has transformed the state ravaged by decade-long lethal insurgency into a construction site.
“There is no sector that is left behind. He is building edifices that can compete anywhere in the world in terms of quality, functionality, ecstatic and above all impact on the public.”
The project management expert said the Asian Tigers and Middle Eastern countries have become international hubs “because of the infrastructural revolution undertaken by their leaders in the last decades. That is what Professor Zulum is currently doing in Borno State.”
He said Nigeria is suffering from infrastructure deficits which he said was grossly affecting its realization of its massive economic potentials. Governments at all levels, he said, must invest in quality infrastructure to speed up growth and development.