From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A Group under the auspices of Arewa Online Publishers Forum, a collection of seasoned practicing journalists has chosen Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State as the Best Performing Governor of the year 2019/2020.
The Chairman of the forum, Mordecai Sunday Ibrahim, stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
He disclosed that the recognition of Governor Bababgana Zulum was in view of the massive transformation he has brought to bear in Borno State through hard work, integrity, transparency, diligence, courage, commitment to duty and patriotism which the Forum is proud to celebrate and associate with.
“Borno State that was obviously brought to its knees by insecurity has rebounded within the first year of Zulum’s Administration in all spheres of socio-economic and infrastructural development,” they said.
“It is common knowledge that within the period under review, the governor has not only instilled discipline in the hearts of civil servants through unscheduled visits, but has also positively impacted on many lives by the numerous capital projects his administration has undertaken in addition to people centred policies and programmes, thereby bringing a huge positive difference to governance in Nigeria.”
The forum said Governor Zulum had in the last one year, worked tirelessly and risked his life by visiting areas prone to insurgents attacks to check the welfare and wellbeing of citizens,all for the progress and growth of Borno State.
“It is on record that within one year he has undertaken 326 capital projects, initiated 49 policies and programmes which are capital intensive.”
“The administration is constructing 6,544 sub-urban and low cost houses for the resettlement of internally displaced persons and refugees across the state.”