The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday congratulated the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, on the occasion of his 51st birthday.
The party in a statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said it joined teeming APC members, associates, and the good people of Borno State “in celebrating a true servant leader whose hands-on approach to governance in the state has been exemplary and a reference point.”
The party said Governor Zulum’s administration had ensured judicious use of state resources by completing many of the infrastructure projects initiated and undertaken by the immediate-past administration he took over from.
According to the party, “The people of Borno state are definitely better for it.”
The party recalled that Governor Zulum’s action of rewarding Mrs Obiagelli Mazi, a dedicated teacher with money and accelerated promotion as well as rewarding hard work and diligence had provided an impetus for service delivery in the state government bureaucracy.
“There is a new disposition among civil servants in the state that it is no longer business as usual. Indeed, Borno state has grappled with its security challenges which has taken a serious toll on the state’s economy and livelihoods.
“Commendably, Governor Zulum has managed to grow the state’s economy by mobilising farmers for his ‘back to farm’ programme and encouraging other local ventures to resume operations.
“Our great party stands as partners in support of Governor Zulum’s programmes and policies to develop and uplift the state.
“We pray for his good health and wisdom to continue to steer the affairs of the state, contribute to the growth of the party and national development.,” APC said.