The Secretary to Borno State Government Usman Jidda Shuwa has announced that Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum has in the last one year undertaken, 326 capital projects and 49 programs across the state.
Zulum recently emerged the best governor in the country in an online poll organized by Arewa Twitter Connect and monitored by Daily Correspondents. He scored 75 percent.
The SSG in a statement on Saturday and made available to journalists in Maiduguri disclosed that most of the projects are capital intensive.
He said that part of the 21 of the capital projects, 6, 544 sub-urban and low-cost houses are under construction in 12 local government areas, for resettlement of internally displaced persons and refugees.
The statement of the SSG is part of the activities to kick-start media engagements in the state to mark governor Zulum’s one year in office.
Details of the briefing is to be followed by Commissioners and heads of boards and agencies is scheduled from Monday in Maiduguri.
Mr. Jidda explained that his statement will only provide an overview of the statistics of the projects while the commissioners are expected to provide the details.
The statement explained that; “On security, 300 surveillance vehicles were distributed to security agencies and volunteers and these vehicles were captured under one project. On education, 76 projects were carried out including establishment of 21 new schools in 13 LGAs.
“On healthcare, 46 projects were carried out and they include 37 new primary healthcare centers in 17 LGs. On infrastructure, there are 40 projects in 9 LGs and they include 30 new and rehabilitated roads as well as ongoing construction of Borno’s first flyover in Maiduguri.”
While providing more information, Mr. Jidda explained that “ Zulum’s administration undertook 53 projects in 21 LGAs, 11 of which were started from scratch while 42 were reconstruction works. The projects centred on council secretariats, lodges, police stations, LEA offices, courts and palaces of resident traditional rulers.
“Gov. Zulum undertook 38 capital projects on water supply including drilling of 213 new boreholes, 18 projects on electrification, 8 on agriculture and 7 on vocational skills and entrepreneurship development.”