BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI
The Borno State Governor-elect, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has unfolded a
10-point transformation agenda to “rebuild and safe return” of people
to insurgency affected communities.
According to him, the new agenda was to complete ongoing
reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement (RRR) programme of the
Zulum disclosed this on Wednesday, while receiving his certificate of
return for Governorship alongside his running mate/Deputy, Alhaji Usman Umar Kadafur from AVM, Ahmed Mu’azu (rtd) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at College of Education, Maiduguri.
He said the 10-point agenda is for 2.7 million Internally Displaced
Persons (IDPs) to return safely to their ancestral homes.
“Your Excellency Sir, I wish to bring to your notice that we shall
build upon the solid foundation to rebuild our beloved state on this
transformation agenda,” he said.
Continuing, he added: “We shall include all insurgency ravaged
communities; with a view of returning IDPs to their ancestral homes.
While implementing the agenda, Prof. Zulum said: “We shall address the
root causes of the Boko Haram, which include strengthening the
security system, creating jobs, inculcating discipline in our society,
just to mention among others.”
According to him, the expectations of the people of Borno state; are
so high at the state, national and international levels.
He said in God’s infinite wisdom, the administration is equal to the
tasks of implementing the transformation agenda.
He commended the efforts of the All Progressive Congress (APC)
leadership at all levels, including supporters and electorates for
voting party candidates into power.
“I wish to express my sincere appreciation to God, who had made it
possible for APC to clinch all the elective positions during the
concluded polls,” he said.
He called on party supporters to be more united than ever before to
enjoy the dividends of democracy and good governance.
While congratulating the elected Governor and 28 State House of
Assembly members, Muazu said to whom much is given, much is expected.
He urged them to keep all campaign promises and work hard towards the
development of Borno people.