Governor Zulum Offers FG Solution To Tackling Insecurity, Banditry In Northern Nigeria

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Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has elaborated on how the government can tackle the challenges of insecurity and banditry in the northern region of Nigeria.

Zulum presented his suggestions during a keynote address at the 10th Annual Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Lecture and Merit Award held on Saturday in Maiduguri.

He spoke on the theme, ‘Creating Pathways for Peace: Tackling Banditry and Insurgency through Good Governance for Sustainable Development’.

The governor highlighted that the government could address the persistent insecurity in parts of northern Nigeria through infrastructural development, educational reform, healthcare enhancement, empowerment, and job creation measures.

He described the theme as relevant and timely, emphasizing its importance in addressing contemporary challenges in the region.

Zulum said, “It highlights the challenges we have faced over the years, particularly in the wake of Boko Haram crisis. It is evident that good governance is crucial in curbing future insurgencies.”

The governor highlighted that his administration has employed both kinetic and non-kinetic approaches to address the Boko Haram crisis, while also critically examining the root causes of insurgency.

He further stated that the Borno State Government has initiated projects in various key sectors as part of efforts to mitigate banditry, insurgency, and other forms of insecurity.

Here in Borno State, we have undertaken various projects since assuming office with the aim of promoting good governance and tackling all forms of insecurity,” Zulum said.

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