Fifty million naira cheque presented to Governor Babagana Zulum for purchase of the purchase of form by 180 Associations in Maiduguri.
By Chiroma Ibrahim
About one hundred and eighty clubs, associations and professional bodies have presented a cheque of N50m to Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum to purchase his expression of interest and nomination form under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC).
Presenting the cheque to the Governor at Government House Maiduguri, spokesperson of the coalition, Alhaji Awaji Bukar, said their members donated as low as N1,000 to actualise the re-election bid of Governor Zulum.
Alhaji Bukar explained that the donations came from many registered members of over 179 clubs, associations and professional bodies across the state.
According to him, the Governor Zulum administration has in three years recorded more than six hundred capital projects and initiated far reaching policies and programmes to include resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons and reconstruction of more than ten thousand housing units.
In a response, Governor Babagana Zulum expressed gratitude for the confidence reposed in him by the groups, noting that he was impressed with those who gave out one thousand naira from their meagre resources.
The Governor assured the groups that his administration, if elected for the second term, would come up with more infrastructures and invest more in commerce, vocational education, job, and wealth creation among others.
Prof Zulum also noted that with the increased stability across the state, the enormous amount spent on providing livelihood to the vulnerable would be channeled to provision of developmental projects.
State Chairman of APC, Ali Dalori commended the groups for their sacrifices and identifying with the rulling APC in Borno State.