The Borno state Executive Council chaired by Governor. Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the sum of over N800 million for the construction of two Mega schools in Njintilo and Gwange area of the Maiduguri metropolis to cater for the educational needs of the people in the environs.
Briefing newsmen in his office at the Musa Usnan Secretariat Maiduguri yesterday after the Executive Council Meeting, the Borno state commissioner for Information, Hon. Babakura Abba Jatau said ” the council meeting which held at the Government House. Maiduguri and chaired by Governor Babagana Zulun addressed many issues that have a direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state”.
” The Council approved the sum of over N800 million for the construction of Mega schools in Njimtilo and Gwange areas of the metropolis. The Mega school in Njimtilo will house a 2-storey building consisting 60 blocks of classrooms, offices, ICT centre and furniture. Same goes for Gwange wards with the sum N400 million and above each”, Hon. Jatau added.
He said ” the council also approved the sum of N240 million for the second and third phase of the complete renovation of the state secretariat to provide a conducive working environment for workers.
The first phase which is at 95% completion was carried out at the cost of N120 million and it houses Governor’s office, Ministry for information, health, Finance, Office of Head of service and ministry of poverty Alleviation“.
He said it has been over three decades that the secretariat received a major renovation and complete overhaul since its construction in 1972, adding that it is also the first time in the history of the state that a governor had an office in the secretariat and operates from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm regularly.
The meeting according to him, also approved the immediate reconstruction and renovation of Umar Ibn Ibrahim College of Education Bama, for resumption of academic activities in February this year.
The commissioner further said ” the council also approved for the disbursement of money and grant to the physically challenged persons in the state and youths and also approval for the procurement of 100 long 40 seater buses to ease passengers and traffic movement within the metropolis.