Borno State Governor, Zulum
By Dauda R. Pam, Maiduguri
Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has held six separate meetings in his recent visit to Abuja with the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP), Development bank of Nigeria, (DBN) and Transmission Company of Nigeria,(TCN) among others, to strategize on modalities aimed at facilitating development to the state.
The Governor’s visit was hinged on discussing developmental initiatives to attract investments as well as identify areas hindering rapid Development to Borno, particularly the small and medium entrepreneurship strides.
To that effect, Prof. Zulum was at DBN which was conceived by the Federal Government in collaboration with global development partners to address the major financing challenges facing Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria, from where he proceeded to hold meeting with Minister of Power, Engineer Saleh Mamman and the Transmission Company Of Nigeria (TCN) largely to facilitate improved power supply to Borno State.
In the same vein, he moved to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing and met with the Minister, Babatunde Fashola as well as the Minister of State, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, where he followed up on various federal projects ongoing in Borno State, particularly the rehabilitation of major federal roads including Maiduguri — Bama/Banki road, Biu — Gombe road, Maiduguri — Ngala roads among others.