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Borno Government to Rollout 25 Development Plan On Saturday 14 November, 2020



Borno government to rollout 25 Development Plan on Saturday 14 November, 2020

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Government is set to rollout it’s 25 Years Development Plan, articulating key priorities and action plans for short, medium and long term development drive across all sectors in the state as part of its post insurgency transformation and rebuilding process.

The Borno State government in a statement issued by Mr. Pindar Ndahi, Director of Press, Government House, Maiduguri said ” the event is scheduled to hold on Saturday 14 November, from 10am-1pm the Multipurpose Hall, Borno State Government House, Maiduguri is expected to have the Governor of Borno State, Professor (Engr.) Babagana Zulum;, Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, ;Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari;”.

Others also expected at ocassion are Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development; Hon. Sadiya Umar , Former Borno Governor, Sen. Kashim Shettima, Senator Representing Borno Central Senatorial District, Sen. Abubakar Kyari,
Amb. Babagana Kingibe (GCON), Former Vice-President-Elect and SGF;
Hajiya Hadiza Mustapha, Chief registrar, Supreme Court of Nigeria;
Honourable Members of National and Borno State Assembly;
Honourable Commissioners and other senior state officials;
The United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Vincent Lelei among others,” the stated said.

” The 25-year Borno State Development Plan (BSDP) is aimed at restoring the age-old honour, dignity, and prosperity of Borno State, while ensuring that all citizens and future generations have access to basic necessities and thrive at every stage of their lives. It incorporates a 10-year strategic transformation plan, with the objective of reaching a self- reliant Borno State, with over 70% productive population by 2030.” Mr Ndahi explained.

The statement further said that ,” the development plan is a testament of the state government’s unrelenting commitment to drive stabilization, recovery and development across all sectors despite the devastating impacts of over a decade of insurgency.”

The Plans according to the statement will be implemented through nine strategic pillars including human capital development which will prioritize education, social reorientation and skills acquisition, leadership in agriculture, focus on value addition, health that prioritises prevention and primary healthcare under one roof, sustainable environment and regional trade hub driving inclusive growth. Other core areas include reconstruction, rehabilitation & resettlement, purposeful infrastructure, accountable governance and peace & security, which cut across all transformation initiatives of the plan’.


An inclusive and participatory approach was adopted to develop the strategy and development plan which included a joint needs analysis and a consultative workshop to define the objectives and the priorities.”, Ndahi added.

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Qatar Government Pledges Support For Yobe State



Qatar Government pledges support For Yobe state

By Daily Hint, Abuja

The state of Qatar has pledged to support Yobe state government in building infrastructure across the state.

The Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Abdulaziz Mubarak Al-Muhamadi, stated this on Friday when Governor Mai Mala Buni paid him a courtesy visit.

Al-Muhamadi said Qatar would construct schools, clinics and water facilities among others to complement government efforts to improve the lives of the people.

“The state of Qatar will support your government to improve the lives of your people with befitting facilities” he assured.

The Ambassador said the State of Qatar would also consider direct flight from Qatar to Yobe state through the Damaturu International cargo airport when completed to support direct investment into the state.

Governor Buni said Yobe state government would provide the necessary support for the partnership to succeed.

“This opportunity will support our programme and focus on infrastructural and economic development in the state” Buni said.

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Borno Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Satomi Empowers 250 Youths, Women Women With N25 Million Cash, As 1000 Others Gets Food Items





Member House of Representatives, Jere federal constituency in Borno state, Hon. Ahmed Satomi has on Wednesday shared a total of N25 million to 250 beneficiaries, even as about 1000 vulnerable groups got food items.

Just yesterday Satomi distributed food items to over 700 widows, mostly whose husbands were killed by Boko Haram sect in the constituency.

Recalled that the Lawmaker had recently doled out N47 million to better the lives of his people and make them economically self -reliant in this period of Ramadan fasting.

Speaking while distributing the monies and relief items to his electorate in Maiduguri, the lawmaker said apart from this gesture, he will ensure that dividends of democracy and inclusive representation achieved across all the political wards in the constituency.

He said, the beneficiaries of the cash which is in categories would get N250,000, N100,000, and 50,000 each, depending on their scale of businesses and farming capabilities.

While the other 1000 households got a bag of rice, sugar, cartons of spaghetti, milk and other condiments.

According to Satomi, the idea of assisting people, especially the vulnerable ones in the society was to reduce the rate of economic hardship and joblessness among youths and women groups, encourage the spirit of self- reliance and wealth creation in the society.

“All I need from the beneficiaries is to put into proper us the donations received and see that they empower themselves and other people through their businesses. This is the aim of the gesture and I urge them to be prudent,” he said.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Executive Chairman of Jere Council, Hon Gujja Tom thanked Satomi for always giving out assistance and supports to members of his constituency, especially at this critical time of needs.

He promised that the monies and items donated would reach all beneficiaries judiciously and timely.

 He therefore called on all and sundry to pray for good health and protection of Hon Satomi at all times, even as he said, the people of Jere are highly proud and satisfied with Satomi as their representative at the Lower Chamber.

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Development: Gov. Buni Meets Qatari Consultant on partnership



Development: Gov. Buni meets Qatari Consultant on partnership

By Daily Hint, Abuja

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, and APC National Chairman, yesterday, met with a Qatari based consultant Mr. Izid bih El Jouneid and discussed extensively on areas of partnership to improve education and economy of the state.

Izid was accompanied by the state commissioner for Basic Education Dr. Mohammed Sani Idris.

The discussion also considered areas where Non Governmental Organizations could assist the state government to support education in the state.

The governor welcomed the development saying it will complete government efforts in moving education in the state.

He commended the consultant for considering the state for the intervention.

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