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Gov. Zulum launches BESDA in Borno state



Governor Zulum Launches BESDA Project In Borno State

By Daily Hint Reporter Maiduguri 26/6/2019

The National coordinator, Better Education service delivery for all (BESDA) Prof. Gidado Tahir in his opening remarks described the project as one of the federal government’s change agenda on education. The project was funded by the world Bank to boost education in Nigeria.

The program covers 17 states, which includes all States in the northeast and the northwest with Niger, Oyo, Ebonyi and Rivers state. The selection of the states was done according to the prevalence of the number of out of school children.

The Permanent Secretary federal ministry of education, started by congratulating Governor Zulum and commended him for including education in his 10 pact agenda.

“Let me begin by congratulating his Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum Mni, for his recent victory at the polls which led to His being sworn in, on May 2019 as Executive Governor of Borno State. His victory, is victory for all. The great Borno people and I congratulate you all for the wise choice. It is with great pleasure that I address this very special gathering of eminent personalities on the occasion of the formal launching of the better education service delivery for all (BESDA) programme in Borno State. I am indeed very delighted over the bold step taken by His Excellency, the Governor of Borno State to formally launch the programme. Your Excellency, this is a clear demonstration of quality leadership and your personal commitment to education. You demonstrated this recently by visiting the FME to personally interact with the BESDA focal officer, Hajjiya Amina Haruna who is one of your daughters and good ambassador of Borno State.” Said Arc. Echono.

In his response, His Excellency Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum commended the effort of the federal government and the world Bank and described the launching as ‘timely’. Gov. Zulum reassured his administration’s commitment for a better education in Borno State. He also stressed that his predecessor has built almost all the schools destroyed by the insurgency and He will do everything possible to consolidate on the success recorded.

Gov. Zulum also directed the Executive Chairman of SUBEB to ensure Teachers attend to their duties and Government would do everything possible to motivate them.

Earlier, the permanent Secretary Borno State ministry of education made the welcome address. To add more colour to the occasion was a drama presentation by primary school pupils.

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Victims of Gujba Attack



Gov. Buni commiserates with victims of Gujba attack

By Chullu Modu, Damaturu

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with the families of the victims of the Gujba attack.

The Governor described the victims as heroes who laid their lives in defence of their country.

“The government and people of Yobe state commiserate with the families of the brave securitymen who lost their lives in the attack.

“The sacrifice made by these brave heroes shall never be in vain” assured.

” Government will not be deterred by such attacks from executing programmes and policies in the interest of the people of the state” he said.

The governor assured his administration’s commitment to always work together with security agencies to safeguard lives and property of the citizenry.

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Emir Of Fika Over Fire Outburst



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



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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