Daily Trust (Abuja)

2 February 2013

Nigeria: Sambo to Commission Projects in Borno Today

Maiduguri — Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo is expected in Maiduguri today on one-day official visit to Borno State capital, Secretary to the Borno State Government Amb. Baba Ahmed Jidda said in a statement yesterday.

The statement said the vice president will lay the foundation for the Shettima Ali Monguno Teachers Village, comprising 300 units of houses dedicated to primary and secondary school teachers, commission the new 250-bed Muhammad Shuwa Memorial Hospital, commission the Maduganari Bye-Pass Road and commission 144 heavy duty road construction and maintenance equipment and four Dando super riggs.

The vice president is also to inspect the Women and Children hospital as well as expansion works at Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies in Maiduguri.

"In spite of the security challenges in Borno State, the Shettima administration has in less than two years, achieved so much in other areas such Agricultural transformation, basic and tertiary education, poverty alleviation and jobs creation, industry, rural and urban roads, primary and secondary healthcare, water supply, rural housing to better the lives of the citizens," the statement added.

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