Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday, during a thank you visits to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) zonal network centre and the Borno Radio Television (BRT) reinstate his position in securing the lives of the people of Borno state.
The visits came in the climax of ten-day media activities lined up for the Governor’s one year in office.
Zulum, in responding to a number of questions, reassured Borno people of his commitment in tackling the security situation in the state.
“We have to make sure that we have sustained the fight against all forms of criminality, be it terrorism or other nefarious activities in the state. We have enhanced the internal security mechanism as well.
“In the last one year, we have procured over 300 surveillance vehicles which were already delivered to the armed forces, CJTF and hunters fighting Boko Haram insurgents.”
“Security remain one of the cardinals objective of any Government, to this end, we established the Security Trust Fund, increased the allowance of our volunteers and build their resilience to compliment the armed forces in the war against insurgency in the state.”
“To address the root cause of the insurgency, we have rolled out social protection policies and programs. We have banned political thuggery and other forms of social vices.”
Zulum added that his administration will equally focus on food security, education, healthcare delivery, infrastructure and support small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
“While we will do everything possible to protect our people, we shall also ensure to provide good education, improve livelihood, adequate healthcare service delivery, social infrastructure, road network, and support SMEs.”
Meanwhile, Governor Zulum urge the people to continue to pray for peace to reign in the state. He also assured the people of his resolve to ensure good governance where people at the grassroots will feel the presence of government.