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Gov. Zulum warns commissioners against visiting Government house, except on invitation




By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umars Zulum directly all the newly sworn in commissioners to always stay in their officess and only to come to Government House strictly base on .invitation.

Governor Babagana Umara zulum who gave the directive while presenting the commissioners, SAs and deputy chief of staff at the swearing-in ceremony of the Newly Appointed Commissioners at the Multi Purpose Hall of Government House , Maiduguri said ” “You should operate from your various ministries of assignment and not frequenting the Government House except on invitations or emergencies.”

He said “In my inaugural address I made it very clear that the daunting task before us is to reposition the state after having suffered from the destructive machineries of the insurgency. You were all carefully selected out of so many of your kind and therefore the government and people of Borneo expect nothing less than the best from all of you, you must therefore work hard to justify the confidence repose in you”

He therefore said ” it is in this vein that I have created a new ministry of science, Technology and Innovation to facilitate the development and deployment of science and technology apparatus to enhance the pace of sicio economic development of the state through appropriate technological imputs into productive activators “,

The Governor ” we must emphasize complimentary of fucntiond and responsibility and also the need for the cooperation, understanding and commitment of every of you. So that collectively we deliver our promises to improve the living standards of our people.”

“I assured the executive council meeting will be help regularly and therefore all EXCO memos must be backed up by budgetary provisions confirmed by the budget office before submission to the cabinet secretariat for consideration” he further said .

While warning them agaisnst corruption Professor Zulum said “you should as a necessary constitunal requirement go to the code of Conduct Bureau to declare your assesrs. I wish all God Guidance and protection as you set out to render valuable services to the state SBD contribute to our collective efforts and commitment to provide good governances in order to take Birno to the next level.”

Professor Zulum said we should work assiduously to bridge the gap between our politicians and the civil servants as well as followers so that tigether, working in harmony and understanding we achieve our vision of a stronger and more prosperous Borno”,

While appealing for support, the governor said ” I wish to call on all people of this state to rededicate ourselves towards the achievement of our 10 point development agenda so as to positively impact on the lives of our people ”

Those that were sworn in includes Hon. Babakura Abba Jatau, Hon. Saiyna Buba, Engr Mustapha Gubio, Engr Kabiru Wanori, Hon. Abubajar Tijjani, Julina Bitrus, Arch Yerima Saleh, Hon. Yerima Kareto,among others. While Alhaji Auwal Hamza, Hon. Zanna Mustapha, Engr Abba Wakilbe, Col Abubakar Chitoma (Rtd). Prof. Isah Matte and Hon Mauro Mandata as Special advisers.

Speaking on behalf of the newly sworn in Commissioners, Prof. is a Mary’s thanked the Governor for fi fing them worthy of the appointment and assured him that they will justify the trust reposed on them.


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APC holds peaceful ward congresses in Borno



APC holds peaceful ward congresses in Borno

By Madu Mohammed,, Maiduguri

The All Progressive Congress ( APC) in Borno state has peacefully held its ward congresses, as Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state joined others members of his ward , Mafa Central ward of Mafa local government area of Borno state where they elected 27 member ward executives of the party inline with the ongoing ward, local government and state congresses of the party

Addressing the delegates befoe throwing the question, the chairman of the APC Congress committee in Borno state, who is also former Deputy Governor of Taraba state, Alhaji Uba Amadu said ” we are here in Mafa on behalf of APC national headquarters, Abuja to witnessed and monitor the ward congress of our party. We are here to ensure that the congress were conducted in accordance with our party constitution”.

” Our party constitution has allow that the congresses should be done in 3 ways that is, through direct and indirect process, as well as consensus, It could be recalled that the state statutory delegates had last Wednesday agreed that Borno state has opted for consensus.. Today we are here to ensure that what you agreed on is implemented to the later.” Alhaji Anadu added

Those unanimously affirmed through voice votes, as the 27 man Executive of the Mafa central ward of the Mafa local government area were, Alhaji Ali chori, as chairman, Alh Gado Ka’ana as Vice chairman, Alhaji Gada sarki as secretary, Alhaji Babagana Kachalla, treasurer among others executives of the ward.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Mafa, shorty after the exercise , Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state called on the APC members in the state to conduct themselves peacefully and be united for the progress of the party, state and the country at large..

“I want to use this opportunity to thank you for conducting yourselves peacefully, we want to also thank the national , state and local government committee for ensuring peaceful congress in Mafa central my ward”, Zulum.

He said ” I want to assure you that APC administration in Borno state under my leadership will continue to provide more dividends of democracy to our people. We are going to establish additional secondary school here in Mafa for our children to go to school, we are also going to train our youths across all wards of the local government, so that they will be engaged “.

As at the time of filing in this reports the ward congresses were going on simultaneously and peacefully in Biu and Hawul local government, as well as other wards across the state

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APC Congress: Buni Calls For Peaceful Exercise, Warns Against Sabotage



APC Congress: Buni calls for peaceful exercise, warns against sabotage

By Fannami Modu, Damaturu

As the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, warms up for its ward Congress on Saturday, the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has enjoined party stakeholders and members to conduct the exercise peacefully.

In a statement signed Friday night by his Director-General on media and publicity, Mamman Mohammed, Governor Buni called on officials conducting the Congress to be fair and objective to all candidates contesting the election.

“As stakeholders of the party, we have a great responsibility to make the ward Congress in all the participating states successful.

“We should endeavour to place the party and members interest above personal interests,” Buni charged.

The chairman warned that the party would not hesitate to take decisive measures against anyone who deliberately sabotaged the Congress.

“We have come a long way repositioning the party, we have reconciled many groups and individuals, we must not allow personal interests in this election to divide us and draw us back,” he advised.

He expressed the commitment of the committee to entrench internal democracy and respect for the People’s choice.

Governor Buni further said adequate arrangements had been made by the party to conduct successful and acceptable congresses across the country.

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Party Congress,APC Stakeholders in Borno Adopts consensus Process



Party congress, APC stakeholders in Borno adopts consensus process

By, Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Borno state has adopted a concensus method in the forthcoming state congresses of the party, with option for the the stakeholders to adopt any process at the ward and local government congress.

Moving the motion for the adoption of the consensus approach, the state Deputy Governor, Hon Umar Kadafur said ” I hereby move the motion for the adoption of consensus method in our forthcoming party state Congress”

Seconding the motion, the former member House of representative, representing Hawul/Askira Federal constituency, Hon Abdu Msheliza said ” I Hon. Abdu Musa Msheliza seconded the motion for the adoption of consensus in our state party congress”.

Earlier addressing the party statutory congress, the Borno state Governor Prof. Baba gana Zulum said “we call you here in respect of our party congresses which is scheduled to come up this coming Saturday, 31 July 2021.. Our party constitution has allow us to adopt either consensus, indirect or direct congresses or primaries. So we are here to throw the issue to the congress for you to decide which method for us to adopt.”.

“We have seen a situation where election are being nullified because of irregularities in the process of party primaries and congresses. So we are here to adopt one of the options for our party congresses”, the governor added.

Throwing the motion to the party stakeholders, the party chairman, Hon Ali Dalori said ” those in support of the motion, should yea and those against should say neh” . The stakeholders unanimously agreed on the consensus congress, with no descending voice.

Speaking in an interview with journalists shortly after the stakeholders meeting, former Borno state Governor, Senator Kashim Shettima said ” the bedrock of the party is the constitution, the APC constitution has allow us to adopt a process through which the party structure emerges. The whole things is to arrived at transparent, equity and just congress that is acceptable to all.. we resolved as a patty as a family, as a clan and as a team to adopt consensus”.

” We have also urge our party leaders at the local government levels to adopt consensus but in case they opted to adopt ballot or any other .so be it, it is welcome. .so that all segment of our party should have a voice as enshrine in our party constitution” he added

Also speaking in an interview, the Senator Representing Borno South, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume said ” all those you see here are statutory delegates and they came across all the local government areas. It is a boton up decision, you were there it was a unanimous decision, there were no descending voice. Our party constitution has allow for 3 options, that consensus, indirect and direct process of primaries and congresses”

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