Governor Babagana Zulum in a visit to Mongunu Friday inspected ongoing work on the new federal Polytechnic and other ongoing projects.
The Governor had arrived in Monguno on Friday and returned to Maiduguri after a one day visit.
While in Monguno, Zulum also assessed destruction at Federal Government Girls College Monguno, rehabilitation work at a temporary site for Monguno’s Federal polytechnic.
Zulum also assured that the institution would soon start academic activities.
The metrowatchonline.com recalls that Zulum had approved the release of N100m for the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to use N50m for rehabilitation of the Polytechnic’s temporary site, while N50m was for the Polytechnic’s take off.
The Governor also inspected the ongoing construction of higher Islamic School with directives for speedy completion.
The Higher Islamic School will open windows to citizens who attend traditional Islamic education to qualify for admission into tertiary institutions.
The Governor was also at Federal Government Girls College Monguno, where he assessed destructions caused by insurgents at the School.
He later addressed thousands of Muslim faithful, in a bid to create safe reopening of farmlands for them
He noted that President Buhari had during his visit to Maiduguri last week ordered the security operatives and the state government to come up with modalities that will allow farmers to return to their farms.
Zulum enjoined citizens to cooperate with security operatives, by reporting all suspicious movements or activities to enable them to maintain law and order.
Governor Zulum also announced his administration’s plan to rehabilitate all the road network in Monguno town within the year.
Parleys military over reopening of farmlands.
Before departing Monguno, Governor Zulum met with security operatives to discuss modalities for displaced persons (IDPs) and the host community from four local government areas of Kukawa, Marte, Nganzai and Guzamala to safely access farmlands.
Thousands of IDPs taking refuge in Monguno have been denied access to farmlands due to lingering insurgency and military operations, a situation which Zulum said, could pose a serious humanitarian crisis and food insecurity in the northeast region.
Zulum travelled to Monguno alongside Commissioner for Higher education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Babagana Mallumbe, the Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Monguno, Professor Garba Ngala; and the polytechnic’s registrar, Adamu Alh. Usman.