From Sani Gazas Chinade, Maiduguri
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has affirmed his administration’s commitment to addressing humanitarian issues and ensuring meaningful development in communities across Local Government Areas, especially those affected by the over a decade-old insurgency in the state.
Zulum made this known during a meeting with a delegation from the European Union (EU) led by the Director of European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), Dr. Andrea Koulaimah, in Abuja on Wednesday.
The EU team also comprised the Deputy Head of Delegation, Zissimos Vergoo; Head of Office, ECHO Abuja, Bart Witteveen; and Head of Human Development, EU Delegation, Leila Ben Amor.
“Whether humanitarian or development, we are all working towards a common goal of a peaceful Borno State, Northeast of Nigeria, and the world at large,” Zulum said. “Borno State Government is not against any partners and we welcome all.”
Zulum noted that his administration has constructed over 12,000 resettlement houses since 2019, with thousands more rehabilitated. The government has also resettled people with livelihoods to enable them to pick up the pieces of their lives.
In addition, modern health and educational facilities have been constructed, and over 7,000 teachers and medical personnel, including doctors and nurses, have been recruited.
The meeting was also attended by Senator Kaka Shehu Lawan, the APC Chairman, Hon. Bello Ayuba, Amb. Adamu Abbas, and the Principal Secretary, Government House, Barrister Mustapha Ali Busuguma.