The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, said on Monday that his administration had in its first 100 days executed 120 projects, which included two mega primary schools comprising 30 classrooms each.
Mr Zulum, a professor of irrigation engineering and first Professor-Governor in Northern Nigeria, marked his 100th day in office on Friday even though there was no special event organised to mark it.
The governor said most of the 120 projects are completed while others are at various stages of completion.
Mr Zulum made this known in a statement signed by the Borno State Secretary to the State Government, Usman Jidda Shuwa, and made available to journalists by the governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau.
“Of the 120 projects, a total of 61 are located in Borno Central, 43 in Borno south and 9 in northern Borno where accessibility is limited due to ongoing military operations,” the SSG’s statement read.
“There are 14 projects in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, 10 in Jere, 5 in Bama, 3 in Mafa, 3 in Dikwa, 3 in Ngala and 3 projects in Kala-Balge. In the list of 43 projects in southern Borno, there are 12 projects in Hawul, 8 in Gwoza, 8 in Chibok, 6 in Askira-Uba, 4 in Bayo, 3 in Damboa and 4 in Biu, one of which is the determined expansion and upgrade of Biu township General Hospital to a specialist category of more doctors and equipment,” the official said.
Mr Shuwa added that “of the nine projects in northern Borno, there are 3 in Gubio, 2 in Kaga, 2 in Monguno and 2 in Magumeri.”
He explained that ” the projects cut across education, healthcare, water supply, post-conflict reconstruction, agriculture, rural electrification, human empowerment and governance.”
The SSG’s statement did not indicate the total cost of the 120 projects, neither did it make public names of the contractors that executed the jobs.