Borno Government restates commitment to development and transparency

Abubakar Mohammed, Maiduguri

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The Borno state government  has restated its commitment to development and transparency in transforming the state.

The reassurance was made known during a press briefing to highlight the achievements and successes of governor Babagana Zulum in the last one year.

The Ministries of Works, Transport and Finace all presented their scorecards of the governor Zulum led administration.

The Commissioner for Works, architect Yarima said: “The Borno state ministry of works have taken some critical and strategic road construction across the state.

“Some of the major road consists of
Damboa – Chibok, the construction of the road was initiated by the previous government, and about 7km was constructed and recently His Excellency governor Zulum asked the ministry to take it up to its completion and it has been completed.

“Our second major project we embarked upon is the Pompomari phase 2 road , though must of the ongoing road projects are under Borno Road Maintenance Agency (BORMA) an agency under the ministry.

“188 – construction of drainage and Calvert at lassa.

“189 – erosion control at Bayo, Wiyaran- Kikasama access Calvert.

“191 – Is an 2.8 km road and drainage for
Umarari / Garanam which is been constructed by BORMA.

“The ministry also took the 600 meters hardest road and bridge at access of his royal highest the Emir of Uba the project is 100% completed.”

The Commissioner further said: “Road and drainage at the old prison in Shehuri south which is undertaking by BORMA is ongoing.

“Newly built road and drainage at the shehu garbai road adjacent to state assembly.

“The 850 meters bridge popularly called Moro moro bridge it was initiated by previous government, and his Excellency Proffesor Babagana Zulum made it a priority to see to its completion, on the process some structures were demolished though compensation was duly made and its 100% completed among other.”

On a similar note, the Commissioner of Transport Borno State Hon. Abubakar Tijjani said: “The key factor of this administration under the ministry is to see the operational system in the transport sector has been reform in other to sanitize and make anything that has to do with transportation is very comfortable to the entire populace in the state.

Commissioner for Transport Borno State, Abubakar Tijjani

“Under the leadership of Profesor Zulum the transport ministry was able to purchase 40 buses for Borno express.

“Another milestone achievement under the current administration is the creation of Traffic management agency also known as the Borno State traffic management Agency.

“This agency will no doubt provide job opportunity among the teaming youth in the state.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Finance, Hon. Adamu Lawan Zau Fanjinba, while giving the ministry scorecard said: “The government has maintained a monthly payment of salaries on or before 25th of every month.

Commissioner of finance Borno state, Adamu Lawan Zau Fanjinba

“The ministry within one year has purchase a 155 assorted vehicle to augment the fleet of the government house and the security outfit in the state.”

Zau Fanjinba also said: “The Borno State council has approved the purchase of SUV 308 modern peugeot for the honarable Commissioners.

“Under the state fiscal, transparent
accountability and sustainability initiated a programme by the world bank in conjunction with the federal ministry of finance that each state is expected to have a fiscal transparent and accountable programme and if the state meet with its criteria the state is expected to get atleast 20 million dollars, every year for the period of 4 years.

“I’m happy to inform you all, that the ministry of finance was able to achieve the 2019 criteria and in line with that we are expected to get at least 22 million dollars before the end of this year as a grand.”

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