Gov Zulum Inspects Projects
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state; has certified the quality
‘standards and levels’ of completing eight capital projects for
commissioning in May, 2020.
The projects, which are in the health, education and housing sectors
are, have reached various stages of completion in Maiduguri
Metropolitan Council (MMC), Jere council, at University of Maiduguri
Teaching Hospital (UMTH) and University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).
While inspecting the ongoing projects, he said: “I’m satisfied with
various stages of completing these capital projects that have direct
bearings on people’s lives.
“I’ve inspected eight today (Wednesday) in the health, education and
housing sectors. Some have reached 35 to 75 per cent completion.”
According to him, the contractors handling the capital projects should
continue to abide with the terms of contracts on international
standards of works materials and specifications.
The projects, which were awarded last month, are to be completed by
the state government on or before May 29, 2020 for commissioning by
“I direct all of you to complete these projects on or before May 29,
2020 for commissioning,” he declared.
While at UMTH; Zulum inspected the hospital’s auditorium with a
seating capacity of over 1, 000 persons.
He said that the auditorium project, is in fulfillment of pledge made,
following hospital management request last year.
“This auditorium, when completed will accommodate 1, 000 patients,
during healthcare delivery service events.” he said.
Other projects inspected for completion, include 48-Maternity Hospital
in Abbaganaram community, 30-bed expansion work at the Yerwa Maternity
Hospital, construction of blocks of classrooms at Gwange 2 Primary
School and a Mega School of 60 classrooms near Shehu of Borno’s
He said the new State Library complex, when completed could
accommodate 700 readers and researchers, while the Borno state
Investment Coordination Agency (BICA) will provided an enabling
environment for local and foreign investors.