Members of the Governing Council, Federal Polytechnic, Monguno were in Maiduguri on Wednesday to convey profound gratitude to the host Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, for supporting the polytechnic with N100 million take-off grant which combined operational cost and provision of temporary campus.
The Council’s Chairman, Dr. Umar Tambari said the support enabled the Polytechnic to commence operation, for which Zulum will forever remain part of the school’s founding history.
The Chairman led members that included Hajiya Maryam Gwale, Dr. Umar Bukar, Mr. Charles Okonkwo, and the Polytechnic’s Rector, Professor Garba Mohammed Ngala.
Zulum thanked the Council members for the visit and told them of some collaborative efforts between Borno State and the Federal Government towards providing more support for the Polytechnic to enable it stabilize.
Zulum swiftly led a strong delegation to the Minister on a thank you visit, given the fact that Borno had since 1976 been one of the few states without Federal Polytechnic and Federal College of Education.