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Borno Exco Approves N800M for construction of 2 New Mega schools

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Borno Exco approvesN800 million for construction OF 2 new mega schools

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Executive Council chaired by Governor. Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the sum of over N800 million for the construction two Mega schools in Njintilo and Gwange area of the Maiduguri metropolis to carter for the educational needs of the people of the two areas and their environs.

Briefing newsmen in his office at the Musa Usnan Secretariat Maiduguri, yesterday after the Executive Council Meeting, the Borneo state commissioner for Information, Hon. Babakura Abba Jatau said ” the council meeting which held at the Government House. Maiduguri and chained by Governor Babagana Zulun discussed many issues that have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state”.

” the Council approved the sum of over N800 million of the construction of Mega schools in Njimtilo and Gwange areas of the metropolis. The Mega dchool in Njimtilo will house a 2 storey building consists of 60 blocks of classrooms, offices, ICT centre and fornitures and same in Gwange wards eich at the sum of little above N400 million each”, Hon. Jatau added.

He said ” the council also approved the sum of N240 million for the second and third phase of the complete renovation of the state secretariat to provide a conducive working environment for workers. The first phase which is 95 completion was carried out at the cost of N120 million and it houses Governor’s office. Ministry for information, health, Finance. Office of Head of service and ministry of poverty Alleviation . completed with toilet facilities, water and electricity “.

He said it has been over three decades that the sectatriat received a major renovation and complete overehal since its construction in 1972, adding that it is also the first time in the history of the state that s governor had an office in the sectretatiat and operate in from 7’00 sm to 10’00pm regularly.

The meeting according to him, also approved the immediate reconstruction and renovation of Umar Ibn Ibrahim College of Education Bama , for resumption of academic activities in February this year. In addition to the 100 percent increment of scholarship to Borno state students undergoing studies in.tertiary instution both within the country and abread, due to increased in.tuition.fees and inflation.

The commissioner further said ” the council also approved for the disbursement of money and grant to the physically challenged persons in the state and youths and also approval for the procurement of 100 long 40 seater buses to ease passengers and trafic movement within the metropolis..

 

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Gov. Zulum seeks forgiveness of Borno residents for his shortcomings, outbursts.

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Gov. Zulum seeks forgiveness of Borno residents for his shortcomings, outbursts.

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has asked for the forgiveness of his outburst while reactiing to some challenges facing the state, since he assumed office as Governor of the state.

It could be recalled that the governor have been reacting with outburst while trying to find solutions to problems such extortion at the checkpoints, hoarding of petroleum among other issues.

Gov. Zulum in a State broadcast at Government House, Maiduguri, yesterday said: “ I acknowledge with thanks those well spirited individuals
who spoke of my occasional outburst and other shortcomings in good faith.

While I hold no grudges against anyone, I sincerely seek your forgiveness for the shortcomings outburst action and inactions before during the global COVID-19 crisis.” the governor added.

He said “I have remained focused since my assumption of office on May 29, 2019 solemn pledge to ensure peace and security in the state. This is as well to reposition the state on the path of development.”

The task envisaged is herculean and enormous requiring sacrifices,
commitment and resilience.
“We’re making frantic efforts to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and provide mechanism for their independent means of livelihoods.” he further explained.

I ensured that all good advises heeded to e i wil try to accept . I hold no grudge against anyone, I sincerely seek
your forgiveness for the shortcomings to ensure good governance and better quality of life for our people.,” governor Zulun.said.

He said the state government is a principally people-oriented with

broad based participation.

“lHe said our doors a open for consultations and worthwhile advises to take our state to the next level,” he said, while thanking everybody for the
concern shown for his life personally.
According to him, we will do all it takes to ensure better quality of
life to the people and prosperity of state.

 

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Covid -19; Borno Electoral Commission Suspends LG Elections indefinitely

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Corona Virus: Borno electoral commission suspends LG elections indefinitely

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Independent Electoral Commission, (BOSIEC) has suspended the proposed Local Government Elections 2020 till further notice, as a result of the banned on public gathering inline with the federal government directives in its efforts to curb the spread of the Corona virus.

The chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdu Usman while briefing journalists at the headquarters of the BOSIEC Maiduguri on Wednesday, said ” taking note of the advised of the Federal and state government committees on the control of the Corona Virus and the banned on gathering which involves more than 50 people, the commission has hereby indefinitely suspend the proposed local government election 2020″

He said ” the BOSIEC had on the 9th of Match 2020 issued a notice of Election into the 27 local government councils in Borno state. The notice of the election started on the 10th of March,2020 to 13th June, 2020  which is shefuled dates of the preparations and elections into the local councils of the state”.

“Taking into cognisance of the fact that the next activty in the tine table which is primaries elections of the political parties involves large gathering, whuch will go against the directive on the pendermic corona virus, the commission has decided to suspend all the remaining sctivitues n the time table indefinayrly inline with section 26 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). The rescheduled time table will be released as soon as the situation is brought under control”, he added.

The chairman said ” so far the commission has roll out the election time table, met with the political parties, what remains is the primary elections of the political parties which is scheduled to take place between 8th April, 2020 to 15th Aptil 2020. But however, all activities relating to the election is hereby suspended till further notice”.

While regretting the inconvenience the postponement would cause all political parties in the state and the general public, Alhaji Usman said “the commission wishes to appreciate the cooperation and support of all stakeholders and good people of Borno state

 

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Covid -19 ; IBDFM suspends MCPD, Inductions, investitures

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COVID-19: IBDFM Suspends MCPD, Inductions, Investitures

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The Governing Council of the Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management IBDFM Tuesday, announced the indefinite suspension of the Institute’s programmes.

In a press release issued by the Institute’s Registrar and Secretary of Council Mr. Sukana Danjuma Tusha, the suspension of the programmes was to mitigate the risk of Corona Virus Diseases; COVID-19 global pandemic.

“The 26th and 27th MCPD Programmes, Inductions and Investitures of Fellowship earlier scheduled for 28th March and 4th April 2020 at FCT- Abuja and Gombe state respectively, stand postponed.

“Meanwhile, the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute, Prof A.A. Aminu has advised all members of the Institute to adhere strictly to the health and safety tips laid down by medical and health professionals on social distancing, respiratory hygiene (when sneezing or coughing) and regular washing of hands with soap and clean water as well as applying alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

“Aminu further advised the members to report any suspected case of Coronavirus to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) whose mandate is to prevent, detect and respond to threats of infectious diseases across the country.

“Members can contact the NCDC through their connect centre as follows:

Toll Free Number: 08009000010
WhatsApp: +234 (0) 7087110839
SMS Number: +234 (0) 809555577
Call: +234 (0) 7036708970

“While regretting any inconvenience this decision might cause our esteemed members across the country, be assured that it was taken in the overall safety and well-being of the entire members of the Institute,” the registrar said.

The registrar has assured that the resumption of all the programmes of the Institute would be announced as soon as the Coronavirus would have been contained.

 

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