The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has called on Journalists in the state to be agents of development and promoters of good governance. He also urged reporters to reflect the effort of the federal government in the fight against insurgency in the state.
Zulum made that call at the council chambers of the government house in Maiduguri, the governor said ” I’m also pleased to bring to your kind notice that Allah has spare our lives to witness a gradual return of peace to our dear state”.
” Few days ago I raised an issue in this chambers when the Senate Committee On Army visited, but the following morning most headlines of the Nigerian dailies quoted me out of context that Borno has been taken over by ISWAP”,
Zulum appealed to Journalists in and outside the state to be the bedrock of development as well as to build confidence in the Nigerian system for a better future.
Similarly, Governor Zulum Inaugurated Borno’s Advisory Committee on Governance and Development
The Advisory Committee is aimed at creating inclusiveness and opportunity for people to have control over affairs of governance.
The Committee is headed by Ambassador Usman Sarki .
Others are; Alh. Muhammad Mustapha Bintube, Hajja Kaka Suleiman Gumsuri, Alh. Musa Kida, Prof. Isa Hussaini Marte, Joerg Kuehnel, Prof. Ali Mburza, Prof. Iqbal Asaria, Hon. Alh. Bukar Tijjani, Dr. Mairo Mandara as Members, and Muhammad Bukar Badiya, will serve as Secretary.
Zulum noted that his administration will continue to ensure that peace and security are sustained, which he said is critical to attain development in any society