By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri –
Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Friday commissioned seven capital projects executed by his administration at Gubio town of Gubio Local Government Area (LGA) in the northern part of the state.
The projects comprised of Government Secondary School, Gubio, which was rebuilt and reopened after Boko Haram destruction, a Computer Training Centre, Remodeled Gubio Secretariat, the Education Authority headquarters, the Police Divisional Headquarters, 80-shops in three shopping locations, Community Islamiya School, and Gubio Local Government Party Secretariat, which were executed by the state’s Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement under Engr Mustapha Gubio.
During the commissioning of each of the projects, Zulum highlighted some potential benefits citizens are expected to maximally derive.
On the computer centre which was the first of the projects commissioned, Governor Zulum said it was aimed at providing digital literacy to the people.
The centre has 20 computer sets with provision for future expansion to meet the anticipated increase of trainees. The centre is powered with solar and a back up generating set.
At the rehabilitated Gubio Local Government Secretariat which was destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents, Zulum explained the need for a conducive working environment for workers.
Another project, the local education authority’s headquarters is to support the implementation of policies and programmes in the primary education sector, Zulum said.
The rehabilitated Divisional Police Headquarters with fencing as well as a remodelled DPO’s quarters is to encourage police in fighting crime, the governor noted.
The 80 shops in three locations, out of which 50 were built from scratch while the other 30 were those destroyed by Boko Haram and reconstructed, will help to stimulate commercial activities, the governor indicated.
An Islamiyya Primary School also commissioned, will combine western and Islamic education in a way that children from traditional Sangaya schools can get access to numeracy and literacy skills.
The local government secretariat which is to enhance democratic activities was privately built and donated by the state’s Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Engr. Mustapha Gubio, who hails from Gubio Local Government Area.