Nigeria: House of Representatives Members Visits Borno State To Address Security Challenges

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The Speaker, House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila and other members have visited Borno state in order to collaborate with the state government to address security challenges.

The Speaker said, they will also visit IDPs camps, to assess their condition, and needs, in order to know how to come to their rescue.

Governor Babagana Zulum, who received them at the government house, said Boko Haram is posing a great challenge to the development of the state. Zulum added that Without peace there will be no development.
He used the opportunity to call on the speaker to strengthen the capacity of security personnel, and to empower the civilian JTF.

He said the 2017 UN resolution, clearly stated that military operation has to be powered by sustainable mechanism which translates into reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement.

He also appealed to the federal government to reconstruct the federal higher way from Maiduguri to Gamburu Ngala, Maiduguri, Banki, Gwaza to Askira, and Maiduguri to Biu, Maiduguri to Kukawa.

The governor said, about 5000 classrooms have been destroyed, together with 800 municipal buildings, 786 energy distributary points and 1600 water points. He said Maiduguri is officially hosting 49,611 widows and 49,316 orphans and called for federal government’s support.

On his part the Speaker, assured the governor that he will present all the issues raised to the house for possible intervention.

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