Thursday, 17 September 2015
Borno State Govt Creates New Ministry for Boko Haram Victims, IDPs
Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has announced the creation of a new ministry that would take care of Boko Haram Victims (IDPs) in the state.
The governor announced the new ministry in Maiduguri on Wednesday at the swearing in of 21 new commissioners and Local Government care taker committee chairmen in the state and the swearing in of members of some boards.
Named the ministry for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, the new ministry is saddled with the burden of all internally displaced people in the state and the reconstruction of the affected communities.
The establishment of the ministry marks a significant step in the post insurgency plan of the Borno State government.
The new ministry is to be manned by Dr. Babagana Zulum who until his appointment was the Rector of the State owned Ramat Polytechnic in Maiduguri.
According to the governor, the choice of Dr. Zulum for the ministry was “because of the manner he prudently initiated and supervised many buildings within Ramat Polytechnic out of passion for development of Borno State.”adding that,
Dr Zulum had also successfully supervised the execution of some public buildings donated to the University of Maiduguri by Borno State Government, all of which were not only delivered in good time but also of very high quality despite use of less resources through direct labour”.
The Nation Newspaper