President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday marked the International Humanitarian Day in Borno State with a visit to Maiduguri, the state capital.
The President inaugurated some projects, including a new teachers’ quarters built by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s administration in the capital town.
The quarters, sited in Bulumkutu on Airport Road, is among the over 600 capital projects the Zulum administration has delivered in a little more than three years of coming to office.
The teachers’ quarters, which is fully fenced, interlocked and landscaped, comprises 24 units of furnished two-bedroom flats in six blocks of storey-buildings.
Besides dozens of houses built by the Zulum administration on the premises of secondary schools across the state, the teachers’ quarters is meant to increase teachers’ access to housing.
When the the President arrived Maiduguri, he immediately proceeded to the teachers’ quarters in company of the governor; Deputy Governor Umar Usman Kadafur; All Progressives Congress (APC) vice presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima; some National Assembly members from Borno State; Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq; Managing Director of the Northeast Development Commission, Mohammed Alkali, and top government officials.
President Buhari, who visited the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin El Kanemi, is in Borno State to commemorate the 2022 World Humanitarian Day organised by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
“It does indeed take a village – it was a humanitarian worker providing medical assistance at a centre hosted in a government facility to a lady who was referred by her own community.
“The Nigeria INGO Forum is an alliance of 54 INGOs providing humanitarian, development, and peace-building assistance in Nigeria.
“This year, INGO members of the forum implemented 326 projects across Nigeria, reaching more than 40 million people, often in support of existing government initiatives and work…”