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Gov. Zulum laments increasing Boko Haram attack on Askira-Uba, communities

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Gov.Zulum laments increasing Boko Haram attacks on Askira-Uba communities

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has lamented the increasing seria Boko Haraml attacks on towns and villages in Askira Uba local government area of the staye

The governor in a statement issued in Thursday by his Special Adviser on communications and strategy, Malam Isa Gusau, expressed concern over recent attacks by Boko Haram in some towns and villages of Askira-Uba local government area of the state.

The reaction follows Boko Haram’s attack on Chul village this week, after similar attacks on Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam all in Askira-Uba within the last three weeks.

Governor Zulum had raised concerns that whereas the insurgents appeared confined to the shores of the Lake Chad in northern Borno, they have been able to reach other parts of the state.

The statemrnt said: “Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is worried about the recent attacks by Boko Haram in Chul, Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam towns and villages in Askira-Uba local government area of Borno State.

Gusau saud “the Governor shares the pains with victims of these attacks and assured them of his administration’s continued effort in trying to address the security problem.”

“The Governor intends to visit Askira-Uba when he goes to Southern part of the state in the coming days. The Governor assures the affected people of government support and more importantly, his commitment to sustaining support for the military and other security agencies; to continuously mobilize and aggressively equip volunteers under the civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes in all communities,” Gudau added.

In this light, Gusau said the governor has since directed all local government authorities to regularly work with all security stakeholders in their respective councils for consistency review of security challenges and deployment of necessary but lawful measures to safeguard lives and property, being the most important duty of government.

He further said that in addition to taking measures at the state level, Governor Zulum will always accord authorities at the local government levels all the necessary support they require particularly on the security of citizens.

 

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Emir Of Fika Over Fire Outburst

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Gov. Buni commiserates with Emir of Fika over Fire Outburst

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The Executive Governor of Yobe state, has on Monday commiserated with the Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe state Council of chiefs, Alh. Muhammadu Abbali ibn Muhammadu Idrisa, over unfortunate fire incident at the Palace.

Governor Buni described the fire inferno that consumed a chamber at the Palace as a great loss to the emir, the Emirate and the state.

“l am deeply saddened by the sad news of the fire incident today at the palace of His Highness, the Emir of Fika.

“However, we are all consoled and give thanks to Almighty Allah that no life was lost nor injuries recorded” he said.

The governor asked the Emir to have faith that this was destined to happen at this moment and prayed that it never happen again.

Governor Buni also prayed to God to replenish assets lost to the fire outburst

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Democracy Day: Borno NUJ Applaud Governor Zulum For Executing 556 Projects in 741 Days

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Democracy Day: Borno NUJ applauds Governor Zulum for executing 556 projects in 741 days

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ had applauded the Borno State Government under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for executing 556 projects within 741 days in office.

The NUJ in a statement jointly signed by its chairman Bulama Talba and it’s Secretary, Mohammed Ibrahim said ‘”indeed this feat has no doubt justified the NUJ award in 2019 conferred on Governor Zulum as the Most Promising First Time Governor in the Country as well as other awards and recognitions within and outside Borno State due to the numerous peoples oriented projects on the ground.”

“As the Government and citizens celebrate democracy day the Union salutes their courage and resilience as well as never dying spirit which has gradually contributed to the restoration of peace in more communities with sustained programmes and prayers that should be further complemented with useful information to security operatives whom we expect to deal a final blow to end the insurgency bedevilling our dear state, the union stated.

The NUJ said “we appeal to the State Government to see reason to improve the processes of resettlement of IDPs to their original communities as well as the review the cases of local government civil servants affected by the ongoing verification by re-engaging them.”

The statement further said “We remind the public to be rest assured that all of the working journalists in Borno State remain ever dedicated to continuously push our pen to promote the interests and image of the State towards the full revival of its glory by the will of the Almighty Allah, Happy democracy day.’,

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We are committed to change the face of education in yobe – Gov. Buni

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We are committed to change the face of Education in Yobe state- Gov. Buni

By Modu Mala, Damaturu

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The Executive Governor of Yobe state, and also the Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, has reiterated the political will of his administration to invest and transform education in the state.

Governor Buni stated this today when he received the management of Nigeria Tullip International Colleges (NTIC).

He said education remains the priority of his administration, “We are committed to rejuvenate education in the state despite the high cost involved”

“Education is very costly, it is a project you keep investing and takes long time to mature but we are very committed to invest in it, as it is a compass to the future of the state” Buni said.

The Governor said the declaration of state of emergency on primary and basic education by his administration in the last two years had been fruitful.

“When we declared the state of emergency, we provided infrastructure, books and retrained our teachers and l am happy to say the state has progressively moved forward in education” he said.

According to the Governor, the performance of students in the state in external examinations like WAEC and NECO has improved from 35th and 36th position to between 14th and 16th position.

Mr. Fexzullah Bilgin, Managing Director NTIC, commended Governor Buni for giving priority attention to Education sector.

He said the commitment of Yobe state government had encouraged the colleges to continue providing quality education.

The MD also expressed appreciation with the growing performance of pupils and students across the state.

“There is a great improvement in the performance of students we coached for JAMB in the last two years” he said.

Bilgin solicited for more partnership between the college and Yobe state government for more improvement in the educational development of the state.

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