The Governor of Borno State, northeast Nigeria Professor Babagana Umara Zulum said his administration will collaborate with the Centre for Entrepreneurial and Enterprise Development CEED of the University of Maiduguri in order to eradicate the rate of poverty in the state.
The Governor made the assertion on 4th June, 2019 when Management of the University of Maiduguri led by the newly appointed Vice Chancellor, Professor Aliyu Shugaba paid him Sallah Homage at the Government House.
The Governor said the State Government will sponsor a vocational skills training and other programmes at the University that will reduce the rate of unemployment amongst the youths in order for them to be self-reliance.
Professor Zulum also said his administration will create a full pledge Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation with the view of proferring solutions to the lingering problems.
He added that his administration will address the root causes of Boko Haram, poverty, illiteracy, poor sources of economic outcome, poor economic infrastructure, drug abuse, climate change, youth unemployment, among others and that is why University of Maiduguri must intervene in addressing the problems.
Speaking at the visit, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Aliyu Shugaba said they were at the Government House to congratulate the Governor on his inauguration as the Executive Governor and to felicitate with him on the Sallah Celebration as the part of the members of the University Community.
The Vice Chancellor said the Governor had commenced his administration with right direction believing that the Governor will take the state to the next level.