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Governor Zulum Launches UNDP Impact Assessment Report of Conflict on Development in Northeast Nigeria in Maiduguri

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impact assessment report of conflict on development in Northeast Nigeria in Maiduguri

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana zulum has unveiled the UNDP assessment Report on the Impact of Conflict on Development in Northeast, stressing that Boko Haram conflict in the Northeast has resulted into one of the world largest humanitarian crisis in recent times.

Governor Babagana Zulum who disclosed this while launching the UNDP assessment Report on the Impact of Conflict on Development in Northeast Nigeria at the Government House, Maiduguri yesterday said “today the whole world are in Maiduguri as heads of 12 UN agencies and ambassadors of great nations are here,, this indicates your passion and commitment to take us out of the humanitarian crisis. “

“The Boko Haram insurgency has displaced 2.5 million people and thrown 8.7 million people into humanitarian crisis. As peace is gradually returning back to the state, our people are now increasingly happy and in need of returning back to their communities to farm,as they do not want to be fed any more but want to engaged in their farming activities”, the Governor added.

Governor Zulum said “our people are not only eager to go back to their communities to work but to see that their children went back to school to actualize their dreams in life. All these are in capsulated in our 25 years Development plan of lifting Borno out of humanitarian crisis.”

While thanking the international community for their assistance, Zulum said ” you have done much but we need more assistance. “

Earlier, the United Nations Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance, Mr. Edward Kallon said “the Boko Haram conflict has drew the Northeast region far behind from not only achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 202 but if continues, even in 2030 the region can hardly achieve the SDG. We have to do everything possible to end this insurgency.”

“Must of the resources been spent on addressing humanitarian crisis, could have been channeled in addressing Developmental needs of the Northeast. Because of insurgency most needed resources go into humanitarian assistance”, Kallon added.

In his remarks, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Catriona Laing said ” we are here to represent political perspective into development perspective in addressing humanitarian crisis in the Northeast. Because, if the conflict persist there will be increase in malnutrition, poverty, unemployment among others.”

” we are here to show solidarity with the government of Borno state to see how do we key in and partner in the 25 years Development plan in tackling the humanitarian crisis? How can we do our best to minimize the impact of the conflict. We are here to support you”. Amb. Laing stated.

Highlight of the occasion was the unveiling of the report by Governor Babagana Zulum supported by the Ambassadors and heads of the agencies.

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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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