Zulum Seeks AfDB, Support On Basic Service Delivery In Agriculture

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By; SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum yesterday, visited the African Development Bank (AfDB) office in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory to facilitate the implementation of all Inclusive Basic Service Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Project (IBSDLEIP) in Borno State.

IBSDLEIP is a multi-sectoral programme focusing on the intermediate and long-term components of Nigerian government’s efforts to respond to the North East states’ emergency transition, recovery and peace restoration.

The project is aimed at improving the quality of life by increasing access of the poor and vulnerable segments of the population to basic social services in water, sanitation, hygiene, health and education, as well as restoring livelihoods and strengthening food security and safety nets in the states affected by insurgents in the northeast.

During the meeting, Zulum discussed in details the importance of fast-tracking the implementation of the project, especially the additional activities covering water supply, education and livelihood.

Zulum also harped on using intelligent energy to convert jumbo boreholes operated by generators across Maiduguri and the surrounding environment to hybrid, thereby cutting costs to be channelled on other sectors for Borno’s development.

The State APC Chairman, Bello Ayuba, a former Commissioner for Education, Hon. Inuwa Kubo and Programme Manager of the IBSDLEIP Project, who is also the GM of Borno RUWASSA, Engr Dr Mohammed Musa Aliyu, accompanied the governor on the visit.

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