By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The National Boundary Commission in partnership with the Borno state government through Border Committee have organised a three days’ workshop for border communities in state with a view to identify needs of the communities.
While declaring open the workshop at the Government House, Maiduguri Governor Babagana Zulum urged the commission to look for constant ways of tackling border conflicts and developments.
The governor who represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur said the Borno state government will do all it can to develop the border community and commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the commission securing the border communities and determination to develop the border communities.
The Director of the Commission, Alhaji Aliyu Dan Agalan said the Borno state has suffered a lot devastation as a result of Boko Haram insurgency and the border communities were the worse hit, hence, the need for concerted efforts to reconstruct and develop the communities.
He said any 20 kilometres away from border is considered a border land and urged the Borno state government and border communities to work with the commission to reconstruct and develop their areas.
Earlier, the deputy chairman of the Borno state Border committee and Commissioner for special Duties, Engr Kabiru Wanori said the workshop was convened for critical stakeholders from border communities in 10 local government areas of the state to identify and assess their needs.
He commended the National Border Commissioner for organising the workshop and its efforts in developing the border communities.