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Easter: Zulum felicitates with Christians, urge prayers for development, prosperity



Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has felicitated with the Christian community in Borno State and other parts of the country on this year’s Easter celebration.

Zulum urge all Christian citizens and residents of the state to commit the Easter period to prayers for the development and prosperity of Borno and Nigeria as a whole.

Zulum’s message was released in a statement by his aide on New Media, Abdurrahman Ahmed Bundi.

The release quoted the Governor as saying:

“Let me, on this auspicious occasion, felicitate with our Christian brothers and sisters in Borno and throughout the country. I urge us all in this solemn period to commit to prayers for the development and prosperity of our dear country and to our President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for God’s guidance and wisdom to steer the affairs of Nigeria for greatness.”

“Fellow citizens of Borno, as your Governor, I understand the burden this office places on me. In the last five years, we have achieved remarkable success in our efforts to restore peace in our state. We invested hugely in education, healthcare, agriculture, and provision of potable water, among many other sectors.”

“I have personally supervised the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable communities who have faced unimaginable terror from the insurgents; this effort is to give our people hope and prevent the possibility of anyone been lured to join the insurgency.”

“As the economic hardships deepened, we also scaled up our palliative distribution to other communities who were not directly affected by the insurgency. In this exercises, the interventions were extended to over 200,000 people.”

“While we understand the difficulties faced by the people, we recently shifted our focus to the revival of agriculture as a sustainable means of attaining food security and sufficiency.”

“To achieve this, in the last couple of days, I have met the President, and he gave his assurance of improving security in the Lake Chad, to give access for the re-activation of the South Chad irrigation scheme, which when fully revived, can provide food for the entire country.”

“As the Governor of Borno State, I would like to reassure you of my commitment to the welfare of our citizens and to provide the needed leadership where development thrives. We will employ a multifaceted approach in providing solutions to our problems in the areas of security, economy, youth unemployment and other critical areas.”

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