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By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Acting Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC) , Mrs Biimbola Sauhundeyin has called on the people of Borno state and Country in general to make available themselves and answer questions provide by their Enumeration Area Demarcation official during the phase IX exercise for accurate data generation and planning..

The Acting Chairman made the call during the flagging off of 2019 Enumeration Area Demarcation (EDA), Phase IX in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MNC) and Jere local councils held at the Government House, Maiduguri on Tuesday said ” I am here to solicite your support and cooperation’s, when our official visit your house. Please answer their questions and give them truthful answers. We are not tax collector, we want to acurate generate data for government planning.

Barrister Saluhudeyin said ” good governance cannot be achieved without accurate data. This exercise is to generate accurate and factual data for planning to our people Accurate and reliable date is needed by government to better our lives through proper planing for people interns of schools hospital, water sorces among others”.

“ⁿwe also want urge the Borno state government to create more birth and death registration centres in the state, as the existing ones are not enough.”, She added.

While flagging off the Exercise, the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum said ” Maiduguri has the highest number of Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) in the Country and due to the peculiarity of the state, we need more hand in the EAD exercise, so that all our people will be captured. During the 2006 census exercise many of our people were not counted. So this time around we don’t want our people to be short changed. We will support you to CaryC out the exercise successfully “,

The Governor who was represented by his Deputy’, Alhaji Umar Kadafur said ” we have gathered our traditional rulers here and we have directed them to cooperate with the EAD officials, the presence of the Shehu of Borno here indicates that the traditional rulers are ready to support the exercise “.

” I assured you of the Borno state government support to ensure the success of the EAD in Maiduguri and Jere, I leant that the exercise was carried out in Biu, Bayo, Kwaya Kusar, Hawul and Shsni local government areas. We assured you of our support,” the Governor added.

Also sparking, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai Elkanemi represented by the Shehu of Dikwa, Alhaji Muhamnadu Ibn Masta II assured of the traditional institutions support to ensure the success of the Exercise

Earlier in his welcome address, the Borno anf Yobe state Federal Commissioner of the NPC,, Barrister Isa Buratai said ” we are gathered here today to Carry out one of our mandate which is the flagging off of EAD phase IX to be conducted in MMC and Jere local government areas between the 3rd December 2019 to 25th of February 2020.”

” This exercise is mandatory preparation for census. So far because of the insurgency in the Northern and central parts of the state. We have been able to conduct the exercise in Biu, Bayo,Kwaya Kusar Hawul and Shani local government areas but with the improvement of security situation in the state and his Excellency efforts in reconstructing and rehabilitating the areas affected by the insurgency, the National Population Commission is set to conduct EAD exercise in all the remaining LGAs starting from MMC and Jere”, Buratai added.

While commending the Borno state government for supporting the NPC with the sum of N34 million, he said the fund had enable them to recruit 50 additional demarcators and purchase 20 additional PDS and 20 power banks to be used for the exercise, as well as payment of the allowances of the demarcators. .

In his goodwill message, the Resident Electoral commissioner of the INEC, Borno state, Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji represented by his Director said he believed the EAD exercise will assist the INEC in addressing challenges they confronted in reviewing the demarcation of Registration Areas and polling unit’s.

 

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Borno Governor Canvases For Improve Renumeration of Military Personnel

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Borno Governor Canvases For improve Renumeration of Military Personnel

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has urged the Federal Government to increase the welfare and renumeration to the personnel of the Nigerian military for their sacrifices and the fight against insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in Nigeria.

Governor Zulum who made the call while speaking at the End of year Thanksgiving and launch in honour of the promotion of the GOC 7 Division to the rank of Major General, held at the 7 Division, headquarters, Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri yesterday said personnel of the Nigerian Military deserved to be well remunerated for their sacrifices and commitment to keep united and secured Nation.

He said officers and personnel of the military and other security establishment deserve to be supported and encouraged and described their duties as tough ones, hence the need for not only support by states, for increase in their entitlements, when the economy permits such considerations by the Federal Government.

Governor Zulum while commending the role of the military in peace building role that led to the safe resettlement of about 18 communities across Borno., assured of his administration’s continued support to the military.

He said as peace gradually returns to the state, more communities will be safely resettled, while some major roads, such as Maiduguri-Damboa road would be opened for the safe use of motorists.

Governor Zulum congratulated the acting GOC and other recently promoted military officers, saying the people of Borno share the good moment and are happy with it .

Speaking at the occasion, the Theater Commander Northeast Operation Had in Kai, Major General, Christopher Musa thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs for approving the promotion of over 140 officers within the theater. This is the first time in the history of the theater that 3 Brigadier General were promoted to Major Generals, 1 AVM and 22 brigadier generals and from other officers.”.

He said ” these promotion need to be reciprocated by more efforts and commitment and those that were not promoted should do more to get promotion by the end of this year. We have put more efforts, this insurgency must end this year”.

In his remarks, the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Major General, Abdukwahab Eyitayo said ” the, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana has been support the military without request, stressing that Zulum on many occasions, offers logistics and other support to the Nigerian Army, to enhance the fight against Boko Haram,.

“Severally without being prompted, you (Governor Zulum) come to our aide to support us (the Army) even logistics wise. Through your persistence and unrelenting cooperation and assistance, you (Governor Zulum) have one way or the other, turned the spirit of the soldiers into fighting machines” General Eyitayo said.

The GOC requested Governor Zulum to convey the gratitude of his officers to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff for identifying and promoting deserving soldiers involved with the fight against Boko Haram in Borno State, which he indicated, was highly encouraging.

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You’re Doing Well But Not Withstanding, Wake Up From Your Slumber, As ISWAP Are Collecting Taxes, Mounting Checkpoints, Zulum Tells Military

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You’re Doing Well But Not Withstanding, Wake Up From Your Slumber, As ISWAP Are Collecting Taxes, Mounting Checkpoints,, Zulum Tells Military

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor Prof. Babagana Zulum has commended the military for their successes but not withstanding the military have to wake up from its slumber as members of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP were mounting checkpoints, collecting taxes and conducted a weeding ceremony in Mandaragrau, town of Biu local government areas, where they came with over 300 motorcycles.

Governor Zulum said though relative is gradually returning to the Northeast but but the military need to redoubled their efforts by on the military to going after the members of the Islamic State IISWAP as they increasingly regrouping in the southern and Northern parts of the state.

Governor Babagana Zulum who made the call when members of the Senate Committee on Army paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Maiduguri on Wednesday said ” peace is gradually returning to the state. We have to commend the military for that but one thing is that they need to do more in nipping in bud the Increasing number of ISWAP in Southern Borno and some parts of the North “.

” I had a security reports the ISWAP mounting checkpoints and collecting taxes from people. They even recently had a weeding ceremony in Mabdaragrau, where many of them came on over 300 motorcycles. Our military have to so something “, he further lamented.

” Though the Boko Haram members are surrendering enmeshed. As i am talking to you, we have over 24,0000 surrendered Boko Haram out of which 5,000 are active fighters. For sustainable peace to be attained, we have to put more efforts to nip in bud the Increasing number of ISWAP, before they get out of hand. This group are more Intelligent, more sophisticated and have more funding”, Zulum added.

The Governor said ” I commended the military for their success but thus will not stop us from pointing out where there is problem. One issue with our military, once they recorded some success, they became relaxed. They have wake up from their slumber and deal decisively with the ISWAP”

He also called for increased capital expenditure to the Military as situation where recurrent expenditure is more than the capital will not mean well for the nation, and urged the National Assembly to do something and change the scenario.

Earlier, the Chairman Senate Committee on Army Senator Mohammed Ndume said they were in the state as part of oversight function to see things dir themselves .

While at the Theater Command Northeast Operation Hadin Kai, Major General m, Christopher Musa said ” we thank you for the visit, on our part, the military, we will continue to do our Best to ensure that the insurgency is brought to an end in Borno state and the Northeast in General “.

Speaking after a closed door with the theater Commander and other principal officers of the command, that lasted for over an hour, Senator Ali dune said their visit to the theater is basically to see things for themselves and know their challenges., stressing that they deliberated on how to Increased funding to the Army and Armed forces in general.

” Nigeria is in a war situation and the Army and Armed Forces need to be well funded. We at the National Assembly will continue to canvassed for more funding until the Armed forces are well funded. The current theater Commander is doing well, we hope and pray that the insurgency will end under your leadership “, he added.

The committee were also at the headquarters of the Division of the Nigerian Army and were received by the GOC, Major General, Abdulwab Eyitayo and other principal officers of the Division, were they had a closed door meeting before proceeding to the 7 Division Hospital and Human services.

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You’re Doing Well, But Not Withstanding, Wake Up From Your Slumber, As ISWAP Are Collecting Taxes, Mounting Checkpoints, Zulum Tells Military

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You’re doing well, but not withstanding, wake up from.your slumber, as ISWAP are collecting taxes, mounting checkpoints,, Zulum tells military

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor Prof. Babagana Zulum has commended the military for their successes but not withstanding the military have to wake up from its slumber as members of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP were mounting checkpoints, collecting taxes and conducted a weeding ceremony in Mandaragrau, town of Biu local government areas, where they came with over 300 motorcycles.

Governor Zulum said though relative is gradually returning to the Northeast but but the military need to redoubled their efforts by going after the members of the Islamic State ISWAP as they’re increasingly regrouping in the southern and Northern parts of the state.

Governor Babagana Zulum who made the call when members of the Senate Committee on Army paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Maiduguri on Wednesday said ” peace is gradually returning to the state. We have to commend the military for that but one thing is that they need to do more in nipping in bud the Increasing number of ISWAP in Southern Borno and some parts of the North “.

” I had a security reports the ISWAP mounting checkpoints and collecting taxes from people. They even recently had a weeding ceremony in Mandaragrau, where many of them came on over 300 motorcycles. Our military have to so something “, he further lamented.

” Though the Boko Haram members are surrendering ennead . As i am talking to you, we have over 24,0000 surrendered Boko Haram out of which 5,000 are active fighters. For sustainable peace to be attained, we have to put more efforts to nip in bud the Increasing number of ISWAP, before they get out of hand. This group are more Intelligent, more sophisticated and have more funding”, Zulum added.

The Governor said ” I commended the military for their success but thus will not stop us from pointing out where there is problem. One issue with our military, once they recorded some success, they became relaxed. They have wake up from their slumber and deal decisively with the ISWAP”

He also called for increased capital expenditure to the Military as situation where recurrent expenditure is more than the capital will not mean well for the nation, and urged the National Assembly to do something and change the scenario.

Earlier, the Chairman Senate Committee on Army Senator Mohammed Ndume said they were in the state as part of oversight function to see things dir themselves .

While at the Theater Command Northeast Operation Hadin Kai, Major General m, Christopher Musa said ” we thank you for the visit, on our part, the military, we will continue to do our Best to ensure that the insurgency is brought to an end in Borno state and the Northeast in General “.

Speaking after a closed door with the theater Commander and other principal officers of the command, that lasted for over an hour, Senator Ali dune said their visit to the theater is basically to see things for themselves and know their challenges., stressing that they deliberated on how to Increased funding to the Army and Armed forces in general.

” Nigeria is in a war situation and the Army and Armed Forces need to be well funded. We at the National Assembly will continue to canvassed for more funding until the Armed forces are well funded. The current theater Commander is doing well, we hope and pray that the insurgency will end under your leadership “, he added.

The committee were also at the headquarters of the Division of the Nigerian Army and were received by the GOC, Major General, Abdulwab Eyitayo and other principal officers of the Division, were they had a closed door meeting before proceeding to the 7 Division Hospital and Human services.

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