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Zulum vows to phase out political thuggery in Borno, lists job creation among his 10-point agenda

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The newly inaugurated  Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has said that restoration of peace, quality education and job creation would form parts of his 10- Point Agenda to reposition the state for better.

He noted that the era of political thuggery a.k.a. ECOMOG who constituted nuisance in the state is over as the present administration would come up with a robust entrepreneurship skills to engage youth who are the future leaders of tomorrow.

Zulum stated this on Monday at Ramat Square, Maiduguri, venue for the official handing over and swearing in ceremony as the elected governor by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Kashim Zannah.

In his acceptance/inaugural speech, the new Governor said, apart from restoration of peace, education and job creation, his administration will have an inclusive government devoid of selfishness, political, religious or ethnic divides.

He however solicited the unflinching support from the security agencies, traditional and religious leaders, and the good people of the state in order to move Borno to a greater height.

His words: “I want thank God Almighty, President Muhammadu Buhari, Former Governor Kashim Shettima and the good people of the state for giving him the mandate to serve as governor on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.

” My focus is on improving the security of the state as insecurity is the major impediment that affected the lives of people.

“On food security, I will ensure the return of our displaced people to their farmlands to ensure national food security.

” I will fight unemployment and poverty amongst our youths and embark on massive reconstruction of our destroyed communities so that people would return to their ancestral homes, while we seek more support from humanitarian agencies.

“I want to also state categorically that the era of political thuggery a.k.a. ECOMOG who constituted nuisance in the state is over as the present administration would come up with a robust entrepreneurship skills to engage youth who are the future leaders of tomorrow.

Before his handing over note to the governor Elect, former governor Shettima thanked the people of Borno state for giving him the opportunity to serve them in the last eight years despite challenges by Boko Haram sect.

He therefore called on the people to give same maximum support to governor Zulum for better Borno.

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