Gov Zulum Inaugurates Members of 4 different boards Tasks them on Transparency, Accountability, integrity and Honesty
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Borno state Governor Prof.Babagama Umara Zulum has inaugurated members of four different board of security trust fund, education trust fund, contributory healthcare management agency and bureau for public procurement in his determination to transform the state.
While inaugurating the board members yesterday at the Goverment House, Maiduguri, Governor Babagana Zulum said provision of security is Paramount and a mandate that his government will continue to pursue for the people, in his determination to ensure restoration of complete peace back to tje state
“As such government need to be proactive and sourcing for funds to realize the objectives set aside for the sustainability in provision of adwuate security which informed the decision to establish a trust fund on security to.source for funds to execute security projects and programmes”, he added.
professor Zulum further said “Education also remained a priority for better tommorriw and foundation for the post insurgency, development as duch children should have acres yo quality as well as standard education through the provision of institutions and facilities in th education sector.”
“I believe this will require huge investment and inform the decision for the establishment of the education trust fund for better funding”, Zulum said.
On the health care needs of the citizens, of state, the governor said ” for an integrated and decentralized services at all levels in.order to expand and rehabilitate healthcare servicea and delivery in both urban and rural across the state and effective construction and maintenance of these facilities this agency was established. The law establishing contributory healthcare management agency was signed into law to strengthen wider coverage of the healthcare services across the state.”.
“To institute clear and effective machinery for transparency and accountability in our system of public procurement, we signed into law the establishment of a Bureau for public procurement for all government procurements to ensure effective development, due process, efficiency and fairness” Zulum said.
He said the board members were carefully selected based on their individual merit, expirienced, integrity snd dedication to serving their people and humanity in general.
Zulum further said,” I expect you to do your best and put your experiences in the onerous tasks and assignments before you. Put sentiments aside. Be prudent and judiciously in disc charging your responsibilities. Conduct yourselves reasonably and start work in earnest”.
The Board Chairmen are Mustapha Betara Aliyu Chairman, Security Trust Fund with Shettima Ali Marte as Secretary. Professor Hauwa Audu Biu Chairman Education Trust Fund Board with Maina Yaumie as Secretary. Sale Abba as Chairman Contributory Healthcare Management Agency with Abba Kaza as Secretary and Hon. Adamu Alhaji Lawan as Chairman Bureau For Public Procurement who is also the Borno State Commissioner of Finance
Speaking on behalf of the Boards members, the Chairman of the Security Trust Fund Board, Mustapha Betara Aliyu commended the governor for constituting the trust fund to tackle security challenges in the state
He also assured of the board members commitment to achieve the objectives set by the government towards ensuring broader participation and security provision at all levels including training, retraining and other projects.
Also assuring the Governor Zulum, the Chairman, Education Trust Fund Board, Profession Hauwa Audu Biu said they will work in accordance with the law and guidelines governing the trust fund.
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