By Danladi Al-Hassan
Professor Babagana Zulum, the Borno State Governor, on Monday said his administration had in its first 100 days executed 120 projects.
Zulum said most of the 120 projects are completed while others are at various stages of completion.
The governor, in a statement signed by the Borno State Secretary to the State Government, Usman Shuwa, also disclosed that he visited about 20 out of the 27 local government areas of Borno within the period under review and that the executed projects spread across the three geopolitical zones of the state.
However, some of the local government areas in the northern parts of the state did not benefit from the governor’s new projects due to Boko Haram insurgency
“Of the 120 projects, a total of 61 are located in Borno Central, 43 in Borno south and 9 in northern Borno where accessibility is limited due to ongoing military operations,” the SSG’s statement read.
“From distribution of the 61 projects in Borno Central, Konduga has a total of 20 projects mostly on rural water supply.
“There are 14 projects in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, 10 in Jere, 5 in Bama, 3 in Mafa, 3 in Dikwa, 3 in Ngala and 3 projects in Kala-Balge. In the list of 43 projects in southern Borno, there are 12 projects in Hawul, 8 in Gwoza, 8 in Chibok, 6 in Askira-Uba, 4 in Bayo, 3 in Damboa and 4 in Biu, one of which is the determined expansion and upgrade of Biu township General Hospital to a specialist category of more doctors and equipment,” the official said.
The statement added that “of the nine projects in northern Borno, there are 3 in Gubio, 2 in Kaga, 2 in Monguno and 2 in Magumeri.”
The projects cut across education, healthcare, water supply, post-conflict reconstruction, agriculture, rural electrification, human empowerment and governance.”
The government promised to later release to the public list of all the projects and their exact locations.