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Effects of COVID -19 ; Governor Zulum sets up team to increase Borno’s IG

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Effects of Covid-19, Governor: Zulum sets up team to increase Borno’s IG

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has on Tuesday set up economic response team to braced up for impending economic downturn as a result of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic as well as dwindling Nigeria’s oil revenue,.

The committee led by Governor Zulum’s Special Adviser on Economy, Alhaji Mustapha Bunuw were tasked to increase the state’s internally generated revenue (IGR).

Governor Babagana Zulum while announcing the team at the Government House, Maiduguri, mandated them to increase Borno’s internally generated revenue through innovations, fiscal discipline, blocking of leakages and priority funding.

Members of the team includes the Permanent Secretaries in ministries of finance, trade and investment, environment, transport, health, water resources as well as the general managers of the state’s housing and water cooperation, with the Chairman of the state’s Board of internal revenue, serving as the Secretary.

The governor urged them to block all leakages in revenues accruing to the state and to harness all avenues to increase internal revenue.

He further disclosed that the state executive council will review the 2020 budget given the fall in oil price which could make projected revenue from the federation account potentially impossible as a result of drop from more than $50 bench mark to less than $30 being the price at the moment.

” A revised budget will be sent to the Borno state House of Assembly, in which less revenue will be projected from the federation account, while some projects will be set aside with government to focus on funding priority projects”, Prof. Zulum added.

 

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Gov. Zulum Commend Troops For Neutralizing 25 ISWAP Fighters, Recovered Gun Trucks

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Gov. zulum commend troops for neutralizing 25 ISWAP Fighters, recovered Gun Trucks

By Madu Mohammed, , Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has commended the troop of Operation Hadin Kai of the Nigerian Army for successfully neutralizing 25 members of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP and Boko Haram insurgents and destroyed dozens of gun trucks on Monday evening in Chabbal along Maiduguri-Gubio road.

Governor Zulum in a statement issued by his spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau,, described the military’s success in upturning an ambush planned by the insurgents as very commendable, urging the troops to sustain recent gains over the insurgents.

The Governor “I am happy to have confirmed from multiple sources that our gallant troops under the 7 Division Garrison of Operation Hadin Kai have, once again, successfully dislodged at least 25 fighters of ISWAP/Boko Haram alongside several gun trucks on Monday evening around Chabbal. I highly commend all troops and anyone who contributed to that victory.”

“The government and good people of Borno State are proud of our troops and we will continue to accord them all the support they require from us.”, Governor Zulum was quoted in the statement.

He further said “we must continue to combine both military and persuasive approach in our shared determination to end the insurgency as soon as this can happen”,

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Gov. Buni Approves 65 Years As Retirement Age For Teachers

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Gov. Buni Approves 65 Years As Retirement Age For Teachers

By Usman Bello, Damaturu


His excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The executive Governor of Yobe state, has approved the revised retirement age for Teachers from 60 years to 65 years and length of service year from 35 to 40 years respectively whichsoever come first.

This was contained in a press statement signed by Alhassan Sule Mamudo, information officer, office of the head of civil service, Yobe State.

According to him, “It should however be noted that the reversed retirement Age/years of Service is not automatic as officers will be required to demonstrate fitness after medical examination and those found to be unfit will be advised to retire accordingly”.

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Gov. Zulum Warns Political Thugs in Borno To Desist From Constituting Nuisance Or Face Jail Term

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Gov. Zulum warns political thugs in Borno to desist from constituting nuisance or risks jail term

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has warned all political thugs popularly known as ECOMOG in the state to desist from constituting nuisance to politicians and public figures at Airport, shopping complexes, wedding, naming funeral places and mosques or risk to go to jail.

Governor Babagana Zulum read the act in Monday while addressing the political thugs at the Multipurpose Hall of the Government House, Maiduguri, said ” we have noticed in recent times you have been constituting nuisance at the Airport, shopping complexes, mosques, wedding, and naming ceremonies, as well as funeral places.. We are warning you to desist or face the wrath if the law.. Anybody will be arrested

” I am directing the police, DSS and the NSCDC to arrest any political thug and prosecute him. We are not going to tolerate this. Any politician that is supporting or funding this thugs is not going to enjoy my support come 2023., we will deny him ticket to run any political office “, Zulum added.

He said ” I know must of you have political godfathers, some even go as far as Abuja disturbing politicians and constituting nuisance. We are not going to accept this. Must of you have personally benefited from cars and cash from me, for you to start business But have continued to disturbed people. Are you the only citizens of the state? I repeat I am not going to support any Senator, House of Representative, Assembly member or commissioner who gives you Money”.

” It is the ECOMOG and the Boko Haram that threw the state in the insecurity we are facing. . I know you all, we will deal with anybody committing crime,” he stated.

A member representing Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) at the National Assembly, Hon. Kadiri Rahis frowned at the ways and manner political thugs are denying politician and other community leaders a breathing space in their houses and other place, describing it as unacceptable

Also in his remarks, the Borno state Attorney General and commissioner of justice, Barrister Kakashehu Lawan also warned the political thugs, saying that ” my files are always ready to prosecute any of you found wanting”.

Earlier speaking, the Borno state commissioner of police, CP Abdu Umar said ” available information at our disposals indicates that you have been constituting nuisance at wedding, naming ceremonies places as well as mosques and funeral places .. We are warning you to desist .Anybody found in this town will be arrested and forced to face the law, no matter how powerful his godfather is. We are going to deploy our men everywhere to arrest anybody found disturbing public peace’ “..

Also in his remarks, the state Director State Service (DSS), Mannir Mustapha said ” we are warning you, anybody found engaging in criminal act will be arrested and severely dealt with.”

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