2023: Zulum Wins The Hearts of Askira, Chibok, Damboa People – Commissions Critical Projects

By Abdulkareem Haruna

Governor of Borno state has recently taken his campaign trail to the southern local governments of the state where he commissioned several capital projects executed by his administration in the past three years.

Top among the projects that have further endeared him more to the electorates is the Mboa mega water project which has the capacity to store and distribute 1,250,000 litres of water. The project is in to Mboa village in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.

Mboa is a village located 5km from Chibok town. The newly commissioned water project is expected to serve more than 40,000 residents of Mboa village and those in Chibok town and the neighboring communities.

Officials said the water facility has a storage capacity of a 750,000-litre surface tank and a 500,000-litre overhead tank with water sources from 20 motorized boreholes.

“Access to potable water has been one of the major challenges of Chibok town,” Zulum said.

“During our electioneering campaign, we promised that if elected, we shall address the water problems you face. This night we are here to commission a multi-million naira project executed to provide Chibok and its environs with water.”

Governor Zulum at the Chibok water project site

Commissioner of Water Resources, Tijjani Alkali, explained that the water project is powered by 36,000 watts of solar and a 100 kva generating set.

New Schools for Damboans, Askiras

Governor Zulum’s working campaign tour moved to Gumsuri, a ward in Damboa LGA, to commission a senior secondary school on the same Monday night.

The governor commissioned a new junior secondary school in Askira town with classroom to contain about 1,000 students.

Each student of the new schools was handed art of uniforms, reading and writing materials, and bicycles to ease transportation, especially for those coming from distant places.

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