By Bode Olushegun
Members of the Borno State House of Assembly have given a pass mark to the State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum for his performance in his first year in office.
The lawmakers said they were amazed by the “countless projects” sited in their constituencies by the governor.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan made this assertion in a statement on Sunday.
Lawan, in a statement said there was no lie in the statement by the Borno State Secretary to the Government (SSG), Usman Jidda on Saturday unveiling 326 capital projects and 49 programmes and policies being executed by Zulum in one year.
Lawan said in addition to passing 10 executive bills and appropriating funds for the Governor, lawmakers had undertaken series of oversights in their respective constituencies all round Borno state and they were more than impressed by Zulum’s countless projects.
“As you know, it is our job as legislature, to appropriate funds for the executive and to oversight them. After approving funds, our members have done oversights and have been visiting their constituencies. We are highly impressed by the countless projects across the state. Zulum’s performance is extraordinary” Lawan said.
Lawan explained in the statement, that as part of support, the Borno Assembly has since passed 10 bills brought by Governor Zulum’s led executive which established new policies and institutions of government.
“In the discharge of our duties and in support of Governor Zulum led executive, the state assembly has passed bills which created the security trust fund, education trust fund, contributory health insurance scheme, the Geographic Information Services, sustainable development and humanitarian response agency, while amended some laws on public procurement, the state university, polytechnic, road maintenance and state independent electoral commission, all of which help in moving the state forward under Zulum’s sound leadership” the speaker said.