Nigeria: Buhari Extols Zulum's Leadership Qualities

30 October 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum for his style of leadership in the state.

Buhari's commendation was conveyed, yesterday, by Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, while speaking at a Borno stakeholders town hall meeting in Maiduguri.

"Mr. President specifically acknowledged the exemplary, unique and selfless style of leadership strides you displayed in the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives, direct cash transfer/empowerment, construction of houses for the internally displaced persons, their return to their respective places of origin with dignity while vigorously pursuing the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of their livelihood; the construction of houses for civil servants, and rehabilitation of schools, the employment of 776 new teachers to join Borno secondary schools in three (3) weeks," he listed.

He also commended "The ongoing civil service reforms; N23.5 million support for the bereaved families of 47 fallen soldiers killed by Boko Haram, the donation of N20 million and a house to the family of Late Col. Dahiru Chiroma Bako and the provision of 65 million to 8,000 widows and other people in critical need as a result Boko Haram's unholy activities in Rann."

"No wonder you were named 'Nigerian Muslim Personality of the Year 2019'," Baba-Shehuri said.

The minister said he was in Maiduguri on President Buhari's directive to all members of the Federal Executive Council to meet with stakeholders in their respective states in the effort to bring lasting peace to the country.

Also speaking, Governor Zulum commended the youth of Borno for their restraint and by not partaking in any protest in view of the relative peace the state is now enjoying.

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