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Zulum appoints chairman, ES for Borno security trust fund

Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the appointment of Hon. Mustapha Betara Aliyu as Chairman and Alh. Ali Shettima Marte as Executive Secretary of the newly established Borno State Security Trust Fund.

The spokesman of the governor Isa Gusau, disclosed this in a statement posted on his twitter handle on Sunday saying a date will be communicated for the inauguration of the fund.

“Alh. Ali Gaji Ibrahim is to represent Borno north at the trust fund; Alh. Bulama Bukar Mafa to represent Borno central and Hon. Danlami Kubo to represent Borno south.

“Other nine members of the trust fund will represent the Nigerian military, the Nigeria Police Force, the state security services, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, volunteers of the Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes; the traditional institution, the religious institution, and establishments of the state government,” the statement said.

Dateline Nigeria reports that the trust fund, which was created by a bill passed by the Borno State House of Assembly and signed into law by Zulum in 2019.

It will henceforth serve as a permanent multi-stakeholder platform that will fund the acquisition and deployment of all security equipment for intervention to the military, police, SSS, paramilitary and volunteers in the civilian JTF and hunters in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram and general security of the state.

The trust fund will also fund training and re-training of eligible persons involved in security operations across the state.

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