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100 Days In Office: Ex- Borno Council Boss Rains Encomium On Governor Zulum 

By Inusa Salihu, Maiduguri

FORMER Caretaker Chairman of Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, Dr Andrew Usman Malgwi yesterday hailed the administration of governor Babagana Zulum for executing numerous people -oriented projects, especially the completion of about 77 life-touching projects within his 100 Days of second term in office.

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Dr Malgwi stated this in an interview with Journalists in Maiduguri after having consultation with political stakeholders who had declared his ambition to contest as Executive Chairman of Hawul on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the forthcoming Local Government Election in the state come January 2024.

He reiterated that, while many governors perform very little in their second tenure of office, the resilient, empathetic and workaholic governor Zulum and his Deputy, Umar Usman Kadafur have shattered the myth by executing over 77 life- touching people -oriented projects, ranging from Primary Healthcare centres/ equipping facilities, Staff quaters, Skills Acquisition complexes across the state.

Worthy of note according to Malgwi, is the 100 days celebration and commissioning of various Mega schools and other projects last week by the Vice- President, Senator Kashim Shettima, which also coincided with the swearing in to office of Hon. Bello Ayuba as the State Party Chairman of the ruling APC, after the elevation of the former Hon. Bukar Ali Dalori to the office of the National Vice Chairman of the APC northern chapter.

“Understanding Professor Zulum, the appointment of Hon. Bello Ayuba as State Party Chairman, is a show of genuine love and a landmark in translating the true meaning of  democracy to the good people of Southern Borno. This confirmed to us, especially some of us from Southern Borno Senatorial District that His Excellency Governor Zulum is a detribalised, transparent and a true leader who has the heart to serve the entire people of Borno irrespective of their diversities.

“This singular act alone is a testimony that sooner than later, all vacant appointments meant for the people of Southern Borno be it at the state or federal level will be pursued devoid of any  sentiment.

“Our Governor is a God- fearing  fellow who believe in equity, fairness and justice to all his people. After his predecessor, he can be rated as the most committed and dedicated governor who meet and listen to the crying of his people.

“We are all living witnesses to the transformations going on across the state, roads, education, health, agriculture, jobs creation, youth and women empowerment, poverty alleviation and many others are given a desired government attention by the present administration, and that is dividends of democracy we are all clamouring for in the society.” Malgwi stated.

The former Hawul council boss went ahead to reaffirm that, “it is due to Zulum’s wisdom and resilience in the security architecture collectively that led to the resettlement of millions of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs back to their liberated communities, as well as mass surrendering of the insurgents in the state.

“There is no doubt about the fact that Borno state which was under turmoil is now gradually returning to it’s peaceful nature by the grace of God.

Dr Malgwi who is seeking election said if voted into office, he will follow the footsteps of the governor by bringing his people closer to  the government through Community development projects and youth empowerment with small and medium scale loans.

When asked what are his priority areas if given the mandate, he said, since the communities are known for peasant farming and pastoralists, his administration will pay more attention to the timely procurement of farm inputs such as fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, hybrid or improved seeds and delivery of farm machineries in order to boost food security in the state.

Other top priority areas however according to the hopeful Chairman are education, health,  road networks and water supply.

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