Zulum Calls For Statewide Voluntary One-Day Fast In Borno

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has called on the Shehu of Borno, Chief Imam of Borno, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state, and all citizens to observe a voluntary one-day fast on Monday, 19th February. The call for prayer is aimed at seeking divine intervention for the peace, prosperity, and development of the state and the entire country.

In a statewide broadcast on Friday, Governor Zulum expressed gratitude to Allah for the prevailing peace in Borno State. He acknowledged the continuous support of the federal government and commended the sacrifices of security personnel in creating a peaceful environment for prosperity and development.

The governor, visibly concerned about recent hardships faced by citizens, especially the rising cost of food items, assured the public that decisive measures were being taken to alleviate these issues. He highlighted the government’s focus on reviving agriculture, increasing food production, and reducing reliance on food palliatives. Modern farming techniques are being invested in to support local farmers and encourage agricultural innovation.

Governor Zulum engaged with stakeholders and is actively working to distribute palliatives to residents in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Jere. He reiterated the government’s commitment to improving healthcare delivery, education, water supply, infrastructure, job creation, and entrepreneurship to empower citizens.

Expressing great concern about miscreants planting mines on major roads, hindering the movement of goods and services, Governor Zulum assured the public that these threats would be dealt with decisively. The government remains steadfast in its dedication to ensuring the safety and prosperity of Borno State.