The government of Borno state has allocated the sum of N500 million for the reconstruction of the burnt Maiduguri International Hotel, that go burnt 11 years ago, Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic planning, Adamu Lawan, said.
Mr Lawan disclosed this during a post-budget signing briefing hosted by his ministry in Maiduguri on Thursday, January 27, 2022.
The over 300 rooms capacity hotel was gutted by fire in 2011.
The Commissioner who was giving a detail break down of the 2022 budget that was passed and assented to about two weeks ago.
His Excellency the executive governor of Borno state has committed to rebuild the famous Maiduguri International Hotel and the sum of N500 million has arrived as the budget for that. We hope the sum will go a long way in reviving this major IGR generator,” the Commissioner said.
Before it was burnt down, Maiduguri International, a tastefully built, state of the art 3-star hotel, was one the best of its kind in northeast Nigeria.
The Naiduguri International Hotels, was destroyed by a fire incident in 2011 at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency. The hotel currently serves as a base for the headquarters of Super Camp Molai of operation Hadin Kai.
Governor Zulum made a commitment in May 2020 to rebuild the over 300 room capacity, five story hotel that is situated along the Maiduguri-Biu Highway.
A girl and her four sibling got abducted by Boko Haram 4 years ago. She survived seeing all her siblings being used as weapons of attack, the last was her junior brother who was turned suicide bomber at the tail end of an escape. Only her returned home to find out they are now orphans.