…Ngoshe, Warabe, Kirawa, Ashgashiya to esettle…
By Titus Atondu, Makurdi
Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the construction of new mega Secondary School in Pulka, Gowza Local Government Area.
Zulum made this known on Friday when addressing thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities in Pulka town.
Before departing Maiduguri, Governor Zulum had ordered the deployment of dozens of trailers loaded with varieties of food and non-food items in which he intends to directly supervise the strict allocation to displaced and vulnerable citizens in Pulka.
Over 20,000 IDPs and residents of Pulka have benefited from the varieties of food and non food items.
Zulum, this week ýalone, traveled to Kala-Balge, Ngala, Marte, Dikwa and Mafa Local Government Areas and was directly involved in the distribution of food items to more than 10,000 displaced and vulnerable citizens. He had assessed destroyed schools, hospitals and issued different directives on deadlines for completion of ongoing projects. He also addressed issues relating to commencement of farming activities.
Zulum in his remark extends appreciation to the President and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Northeast Development Commission, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Dangote Foundation for their enormous contributions of food items to the state government.
Before departing for Maiduguri, Governor Zulum traveled to Kirawa, another border community in Gowza Local Government Area. The Governor assessed public and private buildings destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.
On sighting the Governor’s convoy, thousands of Kirawa residents that were taking refuge in the Republic of Cameroon crossed into Nigeria, seven years after they were forced out to the neighbouring country.
The Governor assured of his administration’s commitment to return them. He noted that Borno State Government is liaising with the Nigerian military to explore the possibility of returning people back to Kirawa.
“We are here purposely to examine the security architecture of this very important town, Kirawa. We have started interfacing with the Nigerian Military with the view to resettling the people of Kirawa. But the most important thing we have to do now is to ensure minimum security in the town.”
“As far as the Government of Borno is concerned, you can see the commissioner of RRR is here. We are ready and committed to ensure people are resettled into this community”, Zulum said.
In addition to Kirawa, the Governor stated that Government is equally looking at the possibility of returning people to Ngoshe, Warabe, Ashgashiya and Hambagda all in Gowza Local Government Area.