Governor Zulum: Over 100,000 Nigerians Displaced by Terrorism Repatriated, Plans for Education and Agriculture Initiatives Discussed

Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, revealed significant strides in the repatriation of Nigerians displaced by terrorism in the Northeast, stating that at least 100,000 individuals have been successfully returned to their homes in the past seven years. Governor Zulum shared this information after a meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

During the discussion, Governor Zulum highlighted plans to resume the repatriation of Nigerians from neighbouring countries, including Chad, Niger, and Cameroon. He expressed gratitude for President Tinubu’s approval for the immediate take-off of the Federal College of Education, Gwoza, emphasizing its importance to the people of Borno State.

Regarding education initiatives, Governor Zulum mentioned the staggered take-off of six universities approved by President Buhari’s administration, acknowledging challenges related to funding and staffing. However, he underscored the significance of commencing the Federal College of Education, Gwoza, in addressing the educational needs of the state.

Additionally, Governor Zulum discussed plans to revitalize irrigation projects in Borno State, such as the South Chad Irrigation Project and the Yauri Irrigation Scheme, to enhance food security. He emphasized the potential of these projects to contribute to food production for northern Nigeria and beyond, highlighting the importance of establishing robust security measures to facilitate agricultural activities in the Lake Chad Basin area.


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