Kwiza Mbumbeh, Maiduguri
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state is to prioritize security; job creation and food supply next year overcome root causes and challenges of Boko Haram insurgency.
According to him, government’s targets in these sectors; are to be met with the implementation of 10-point agenda in 2020.
Zulum disclosed this Tuesday in Maiduguri, while receiving the Borno state council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) award of most promising first term Governor in the country.
He said the nexus between peace and security, is paramount to the socioeconomic development processes of various sectors of economy.
“The third most important thing; is the creation of more jobs, education and empowerment of over 105, 000 orphans and widows,” he said.
He said while implementing the 10-point agenda, government will focus
more on sustainable food supply and job creation to address unemployment and hunger among people.
He said that urban and rural roads will also be built to overcome the decade long devastation of infrastructural facilities in state.
On demands of NUJ, he said: “My recent visitation to the NUJ press centre does not mean anything. What matters; was the outcome of visiting the centre.
“We shall ensure that the centre be a befitting one with modern communication facilities and recreational services.”
According to him, the installations and render of facilities and services will promote the practice journalism in Borno.
He noted that in the recent past, the press centre has been mismanaged.
He said that there should be covenant between Borno state and NUJ
members that government will do everything possible upgrade the
“But my requirement is that the centre be maintained with integrity of members to make it centre of excellence,” said Zulum, after receiving this year’s most promising award.
He warned against activities that could cause negative impact to the development of state.
He said that no steps be left out in ensuring discipline at all levels.
Speaking on quarterly briefings, he said: “I want you to develop your communication strategies; where the state government can key in.”
He said the strategies should include cultural norms that ensure to promote security, peace and development across the state.