BORNO STATE government
said it has began the renovation
and rehabilitation of Primary
and post- primary Schools
with construction of new ones
including Hospitals and clinics
that were affected by the activities
of insurgents across the state.
Government has also embarked
on construction of some destroyed
residential houses including
total overhauling of palaces of
traditional rulers in order to win
the confidence of fleeing people
return back to their communities
following the relative peace now
enjoyed in the state.
This was disclosed by Governor
Kashim Shettima when he led
the United Nations Residential
Coordinator/ United Nations
Development Programme, UNDP
Residential Representative, Mr.
Daouda Toure and Director-
General, DG National Emergency
Management Agency, NEMA,
Alhaji Sani Sidi to Auno District
of Konduga Local Government Area for inspection of ongoing
renovation and construction of
Central Primary School, General
Hospital, Mosque and the palace
of the District Head.
Shettima said, during the hit of
the Boko Haram deadly activities,
many schools, particularly the
ones owned by Government were
destroyed by insurgents while
quiet a number of public structures
including hospitals and clinics in
volatile areas had to be abandoned
by the fleeing residents, a situation
that government had to deploy
resources for resuscitating these
structures to win the confidence
of the people and enable them
go back to their communities to
continue their normal lives.
Shettima who regretted that,
Borno which was one of the
most peaceful and hospitable
state in Nigeria that also shares
three international border with
Cameroon, Chad and Niger
Republic became uncomfortable
for people due to activities of
Boko Haram madness since
2009, however expressed his
determination and hope that with
effort put in place by President
Muhammadu Buhari and other
neighbouring countries which
have now formed the Multi
National Joint Task Force, MNJTF,
against terrorism, the insurgents
will have no where to hide but to
be rooted out as soon as possible.
Speaking Earlier, the
Former Attorney General and
Commissioner for Justice, Barrister
Kaka Shehu, who conducted
the Governor and his entourage
round the ongoing projects, said,
the projects which is under direct
labour cost the State Government
about N30 million which will soon
be completed.
He thanked the governor for his
policies and programmes aimed
at giving hope to the traumatized
people of the state, especially
those living in communities that
were devastated by activities of
Shettima and his entourage also
took time and visited an ultra
modern farm centre, a multimillion
Naira project situated
along the Maiduguri- Dikwa road.
The farm centre is for the
production of improved seedlings
and built to aid multiply yields for
farmers in the state.
The Governor while inspecting
the project said, his administration
has also taken delivery of 845
tractors and 1416 planters, this
brings to about 2000 tractors
stockpiled for the post-insurgency
agricultural programme of the
The Governor said in order to
free the state from the shackles
of poverty, so much has been
expended on agricultural
equipment and in sponsorship
of citizens to India and other
countries for training on usage,
maintenance and re-installation of
imported agricultural equipment.
Shettima who disclosed that
the state is now set for the
post insurgency agricultural
activities with the equipment
on ground, insisted that it was
awaiting the window of peace
in rural communities. He
said on commencement of the
programme, agro processing
factories would be established
to take advantage of high
production of tomatoes, pepper
and other crops in different parts
of the state.

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