By Dauda R Pam
Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has held six (6) separate meetings in his recent visit to Abuja with the United Nations DEVELOPMENT programme, UNDP, Development bank of Nigeria, DBN, and transmission company of Nigeria,TCN, among others, to strategize on modalities aimed at facilitating development in the state.
The Governor’s visit was hinged on discussing developmental initiatives to attract investments as well as identify areas hindering rapid Development in Borno, particularly the small and medium entrepreneurship strides.
To that effect, Prof.Zulum, was at Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) which was conceived by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) in collaboration with global development partners to address the major financing challenges facing Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria,from where he proceeded to hold meeting with Minister of Power, Engineer Saleh Mamman and the Transmission Company Of Nigeria (TCN), largely to facilitate improved power supply to Borno state.
In the same vein, he was at the Federal ministry of Works and Housing and met with the substantive minister Babatunde Raji Fashola as well as the state minister Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, where he followed up on various federal projects ongoing in Borno State, particularly the rehabilitation of major federal roads including Maiduguri — Bama/Banki road, Biu — Gombe road, Maiduguri — Ngala roads among others.