Borno State Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Sunday night arrived Gwoza local government area in the southern part of the state, where he will spend days undertaking different humanitarian and developmental activities in towns populated by displaced, and vulnerable residents.
Zulum on Monday commissioned a new Primary Healthcare Centre in Pulka, one of the populated towns in Gwoza. He also commissioned a new government lodge in Gwoza town, which is headquarters of the local government area. The Governor was also in Ngoshe, another populated town in the local government area. He is also expected to assess different projects taking place and inspect schools to monitor teaching.
Before departing Maiduguri on Sunday, Governor Zulum had ordered the deployment of dozens of trailers loaded with varieties of food and non-food items, which he intends to directly supervise in strict allocation to displaced and vulnerable citizens across the local government area.
Governor Zulum has in this December alone, traveled to Kala-Balge, Bama, Konduga and Askira-Uba local government areas and was directly involved in food distribution to more than 30,000 displaced and vulnerable citizens. He had assessed schools, hospitals to issue different directives mostly deadlines for completion of ongoing projects and the commencement of new ones.
Before December, the Governor was in Monguno, Damasak, Gajiram, Gubio, Dikwa and Ngala and other areas in northern and central parts of Borno State to supervise food distribution, identify community needs, fast track ongoing projects and issues directives for new ones.
Majority of the towns visited by the Governor for humanitarian activities had come under Boko Haram’s occupation before liberation by the military. Farming, social and economic activities have remained unstable due to ongoing military operations to forestall occasional threats from insurgents.