March 22, 2019
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Borno Governor-elect unfolds development plan

By Kwiza Mbumbeh, Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor-elect, Prof. Babagana Zulum has unfolded a development plan for south senatorial district of the State.

The district comprises nine councils of Chibok, Damboa, Biu, Gwoza, Kwaya/Kusar, Shani, Askira/Uba and Bayo, 277 kilometres South of Maiduguri.

Umara disclosed this Tuesday in Maiduguri, while addressing the people of Southern Borno on his victory at the polls.

He said that it was God’s will that enabled him win the governorship election.

While thanking Governor Kashim Shettima that led All Progressives Congress (APC) win gubernatorial election, Prof. Umara said: “I’m also grateful to members of National and State Houses of Assembly from Southern Borno, including state, council and ward party chairmen to win this election.

“What I want you to understand is that, the eight-year Shettima administration, has not ended, but a continuous process.

“This administration is not a new one. I’ve been elected as Governor to continue from where Shettima stopped,” he said.

While unfolding the plan yesterday, Umara said: “I want to tell you one thing. We will go and visit each of nine Local Government Areas in Southern Borno and sit down with their Stakeholders to produce a development plan.”

According to him, the Stakeholders Development Plan (SDP) is how to fasttrack the development process of southern Borno State.

He said the development plan will address the major problems facing the people living in affected councils.

Speaking on his election, he said, “If Governor Kashim Shettima did not work for the people, they will not re-elect the administration for another four-year term in office.

“We ensure that the most important thing is to work for the people that elected us,” he noted.

He said that the villagers’ benefits are highly expected from the elected leaders at state and council levels.

He urged the people to assist the administration with prayers to deliver dividends of democracy and good governance.

According to him, the prayers will enable credible and efficient commissioners, advisers and council chairmen to be appointed into administration.

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