The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Borno State to appraise security cahllenges and to commission some projects in the State.
In a statement issued by Professor Babagana Zulum, the Governor of Borno State, and was titled: “Thursday: Why Buhari Deserves Borno’s Rousing Welcome,” he said;
“This is why he is visiting us on Thursday (today). While I must admit that we still have security challenges, at the same time, if we cast our minds back to the realities before President Buhari’s coming, we would factually recall that many of our communities in northern, central and southern Borno were mostly no-go-areas.
“The president is focused on our security situation. Buhari has regularly demonstrated deep compassion and love for Borno State.”
He added that “not long ago, Buhari gave approval for the NNPC to establish a power plant for us in Borno to address our electricity problems in Maiduguri and environs. This landmark project will, insha’ Allah, greatly impact on small, medium and large scale business to thrive. The project will improve our social conditions and communal security.
“Buhari has also approved the takeoff of a Federal Polytechnic in Monguno. The president is also likely to approve a Federal College of Education for Borno.”
According to the Governor, one of the projects Buhari is expected to commission is the first phase of 10,000 houses, which was approved and funded by Mr. President for the resettlement of IDPs and refugees.