MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the progress, quality and level of work at the cites of the eight ongoing capital projects started last month in the state.
The projects are mostly on housing, education and healthcare services.
The Governor toured the sites of the projects in parts of Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Areas in private convoy of few aides during which he directed that all the projects be delivered before May 29, 2020.
He started his visits with the University of Maiduguri to inspect progress of 50 units of one-bedroom housing for junior staff as part of the State Government’s intervention to increase staff housing at the University.
He was at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, where he assessed an auditorium with capacity to accommodate 1,080 persons, an intervention project carried out by the State Government in fulfillment of promise made following the hospital management’s request. The auditorium is to have capacity for 1,000 participants during healthcare events.
The Borno helmsman was also at the 48-bed Maternity Hospital at Abbaganaram community and another 30-bed expansion work at Yerwa Maternity Hospital to assess the progress of the projects.
Other projects assessed by the Governor were construction of new blocks of classrooms at Gwange 2 Primary School and continuation of 60-classrooms Mega School started by the Kashim Shettima administration near the Palace of the Shehu of Borno.
Zulum during the assessment, was at a new complex of the Borno State Library Board designed to accommodate 700 readers and researchers. He also inspected a new office complex constructed for the state’s investment coordination body.