Zulum inaugurates 3 committees on resettlement of Bama IDPs, farmers/herders conflict, street lights maintenance

By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri –

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has inaugurated 3 committees in reconstruction and resettlement of IDPs in Bama LGA and Cameroon Republic, farmers and herders clashes as well as street lights installation and maintenance yesterday at the Council Chamber of the Government House Maiduguri.

The Committee on Reconstruction and Resettlement of Bama LGA Phase ll IDPs is to be chaired by the Hon. Commissioner of Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Engr. Lawan Abba Wakilbe.

The Committee on Farmers and Herders Conflict is to be chaired by Hon. Tijjani Goni Modu, the Senior Special Adviser on Animal and Fisheries with the term reference to investigate the root cause of conflict between farmers and herders in the state,.

The committee will also identify areas that are affected as well as prone to conflict between farmers and herders in the state. to engage all stakeholders and sensitize them on the need for peaceful co-existence through mediation and reconciliation of their grievances and report to the state government issues, problems and recommendations for Peace.

The Committee on Installation and Maintenance of Street Lights in the State is to be chaired by the Hon. Commissioner of Ministry of Budget and Planning , Engr. Dr. Babagana Mustapha Malumbe.

Its terms of reference include to ensure proper and regular installation, function and maintenance of Street lights in the state capital Maiduguri and other LGAs by supervision and coordination of the facilities aming others.

In his inauguration speech, Zulum said that the inauguration of the Bama reconstruction committee was prompted by the relative peace in the area, which prompted the resettlement of IDPs, adding that Bama was chosen because of the repatriation of refugees in the Republic of Cameroon and other places needed to be resettled.

He however called on all the committee members to work assiduously in executing their assignments.

On behalf of the Chairmen and the Committee members, Hon. Commissioner of Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Engr. Lawan Abba Wakilbe thanked the governor for finding them worthy to serve in the committees and to carry out the assignments.

He assured that they will deliver their assignments diligently and effectively to meet the desired goals of the state government.

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