Zulum commissions many projects in communities along Borno’s dangerous highway
Borno State, governor, Babagana Zulum was on Friday in the Kaga local government area of Borno state where he commissioned several projects including township roads and houses.
The governor who was in Kaga together with the retinue of political aides and security men drove through the now hazardous Maiduguri-Damaturu highway where the broad day abduction of travellers has recently become the order of the day.
Only on Sunday did armed insurgents abducted three travellers who were on their way out of the city.
Until recently towns and villages like Ngamdu, Benisheik, Mainok and Jakana were deserted and burnt to rubble due to continued attacks by armed insurgents.
Governor Zulum had during his recent visit commissioned 300 newly completed low-cost houses designed for returning internally displaced persons.
He also cut the tape for the opening of two blocks of shopping complex to stimulate commerce after the destruction of commercials outfits by members of the armed opposition group.
Officials said the 300 units of 2-bedroom homes and commercial complex were built by the Borno State Government in collaboration with Family Homes, a private mass housing developer.
The houses are sited at Ngamdu, a town in the Kaga Local Government Area of northern Borno.
A ceremonial allocation letter for the houses was handed to some of the beneficiaries.
At Benisheik, the headquarters of Kaga local government, located 85km west of Maiduguri road, Governor Zulum commissioned a 1.8-kilometre township road, a shopping complex with 30 shops, and a renovated and furnished Government Lodge, sited at Benisheik, headquarter of Kaga LGA.
One storey block of 30 shops complex was also commissioned at Benisheik to boost the economy of people.
In 2019, the government of. Borno state signed an agreement with Family Homes, for the provision of 3,200 low-cost houses in Borno State, with a substantial number of the houses now delivered.
Governor Zulum who expressed satisfaction with the work of Family Homes announced to a cheering community a commitment made by the contracting firm to soon commence the construction of 1000 houses for civil servants which will be offered to low-income workers to enable them to acquire homes.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Borno State, we want to express our deepest appreciation to Family Homes,” Zulum said in a speech delivered at the event.
He promised that the houses will only be allocated to the most vulnerable.