June 24, 2024

Gov Zulum vists Damboa, Garjang, orders new hospital, 3 schools, more teachers

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has embarked on a visit to Damboa and Garjang communities, both located in the southern part of Borno State.

During his visit on Thursday June 1,2023, Governor Zulum recognized the urgent need for development in the region and made significant announcements.

To address the current situation where internally displaced persons (IDPs) have taken over the existing hospital in Damboa, Governor Zulum ordered the construction of a new modern general hospital.

“This new facility will serve as an extension to the existing hospital and will cater to the increasing healthcare needs of the growing population, the governor said.

By providing quality and affordable medical services, the governor aims to improve public access to healthcare in the area.

Governor Zulum also approved the reconstruction and remodeling of the government secondary school in Damboa, which had been destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.

Gov Zulum in one of the classes

This initiative demonstrates the government’s commitment to rebuilding educational infrastructure and providing a conducive learning environment for students.

In Garjang community, Governor Zulum also authorized the reconstruction and fencing of two primary schools: Garjang Community Integrated Primary School and Garjang Central Primary and Junior Secondary School. During his visit, he assessed student performances and recognized the need for additional teachers. As a result, the governor approved the recruitment of more teachers from the local community, ensuring that they possess the necessary qualifications to provide quality education to the students.

Accompanying Governor Zulum on his visit was Professor Baba Mallam Gana, a UK-based Urological Surgeon from Garjang town.

Other members of the entourage included Engr Ibrahim Idriss, the immediate past Special Adviser on Monitoring and Evaluation, and Dr. Ali Umar Bashir, a project coordinator at the Multi Crises Recovery Project (MCRP) of the World Bank. Together, they collaborated to address the various needs of the communities and support the governor’s initiatives for development and progress.

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